Ada glumacea (Lindl.) N.H. Williams 1972

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Photo by © Ecuagenera and their Ecuadorian Orchid Website.


Common Name or Meaning The Ada with Spelts

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found from Venezuela, Colombia to Ecuador as a medium sized, cold to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 1100 to 1800 meters with elliptic-pyriform, moderaltely compressed, light green pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by several distichous, imbricating lower leafless, upper leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to arching, lanceolate, thin, acute, conduplicate below into the petiole-like base leaf and blooms on an axillary, slender, terete, pale green, erect, 9" [22 cm] long, few to several [4 to 15] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb through the axil of the leaf-bearing sheath and is as long or longer than the leaf, has a few distant tubular, acute bracts and occurs in the summer, fall and winter.

Synonyms *Brassia glumacea Lindley 1846; Brassia imbricata Lindl. 1854; Brassiopsis glumacea (Lindl.) Szlach. & Górniak 2006; Oncidium glumaceum Rchb. f. 1864; Oncidium imbricatum (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1863

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Brassia imbricata; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as Brassia glumacea drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 No 9 1967 AS bRASIIA GLUMACEA; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969 as Brassia glumacea; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 as Brassia glumacea drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 as Brassia glumacea drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0004 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as A ocanensis Drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1990 photo ok; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian orchids vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Brassia glumacea; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; Orquedias Nativas de Tachira Fernandez 2003 photo fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2003; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #2 2009; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae Jimenez & Jimenez 2014 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo good fide