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Ada alleni Allen's Ada


Allen's Ada, Ada allenii


Ada alleniAllen's Ada, Ada allenii
Common Name or Meaning Allen's Ada [American Botanist in Central America 1900's]

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6 cm]

Found in Panama and Colombia occuring in montane and rain forests on the atlantic eastern slopes as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters and has a fan-shape of 8 to 14, subcoriaceous, linear-ligulate to lanceolate, acuminate leaves with conduplicate bases and without a psueudobulb that blooms in the spring on an erect to arching, 8 3/4" [22 cm] long, shorter than the leaves, few to several flowered inflorescence that carries 5 to 8, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Brassia allenii L.O. Williams ex C. Schweinf. 1948