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Ada brachypus Short Column Foot Ada

Short Column Foot Ada , Ada brachypus


Ada bracShort Column Foot Ada , Ada brachypushypus (Rchb. f.) N.H. Williams 1972

Common Name The Short Column Foot Ada

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane cloudforests at elevations of 1200 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with narrowly ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 5 to 7 distichous, imbricating, conduplicate, leafless below and leaf bearing above sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly oval, obtuse to acute, tapering below into the conduplicate , petiolate base leaf that can bloom in the spring and summer on an axillary, erect, to 6" [15 cm] long, , 3 to 5 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb through the axil of the leaf sheaths and carrying a few flowers closely spaced towards the apex.

Synonyms *Brassia brachypus Rchb. f. 1875; Brassia longicuspis Rchb. f. 1878; Oncidium longicuspe (Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. 1878; Oncidium longicuspis (Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. 1878