Ada aurantiaca

Ada aurantiaca

Ada aurantiaca                                                                                                                                                                 photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by  Lindley, John
published in Folia Orchidacea 5 (Ada)    december  1853
  Family Orchidaceae 
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe  Cymbidieae
  Subtribe Oncidiinae 
  Genus Ada  Lindley 1854

CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.

    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of  origin humid forests in Venezuela (Tàchira), Colombia (Santander, Velez), Ecuador (Loja)       

2150 - 2300 m (7095 - 7590 ft)


climate informations from San Cristobal (Tàchira, Venezuela)


Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)

    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2200 m / 7330 ft) :
    Ada aurantiaca a gr uk
  photoperiod  in San Cristobal this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 30 m' to 11 h 30 m' 
  life form epiphyte
  brightness   partial shade
inflorescence   length  24 - 26 cm  (8.16" - 8.24"), basal
  nr flowers  12 - 14
  size 3 L 5 cm  (1.2" L 2") - deepness 5 cm (2")
  duration inflorescence  60 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 - 40 days
CITES appendix II

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