Ada chlorops (Endres & Rchb.
f.) N.H. Williams 1972
Common Name or Meaning The Green Ada
Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]
Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in montane wet forest
at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a small to just medium
sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte requiring shade with reduced,
ovate-lanceolate, laterally compressed pseudobulbs that are
completely enveloped by the bases of the conduplicate leaf sheaths
which carry a single apical, carinate, subcoriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate
to obovate, acute leaf that blooms in the fall on an axillary,
racemose, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, 5 to 10 flowered
inflorescence with appressed, membranaceous bracts and faintly
fragrant, somewhat fleshy flowers that are very small for the genus.
Synonyms *Brassia chlorops Endres & Rchb. f. 1873; Brassia
parviflora Ames & C. Schweinf. 1925