Ada keiliana

Ada keiliana

Ada keiliana                                                                                                                                                                      photo C.Solimbergo
taxonomy          described by (Reichenbach f. ex Lindley) Williams, Noris H. 
published in      Brittonia 24 (1) : 108     1972
  Family Orchidaceae 
  Sottofamily   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 Guyana, Venezuela (Aragua, Lara, Miranda), Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
  altitude Colombia 1000 - 1800 m (3300 - 5940 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Merida (Merida, Venezuela)

Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers

    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1400 m / 4620 ft) :
    Ada keiliana a gr uk
  photoperiod  in Merida this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 33 m' to 11 h 27 m' 
  life form simpodial epiphyte
  brightness   partial shade 
inflorescence      length  26 - 30 cm (10.4" L 12"), basal
  nr flowers  4 - 5, fragrant
  size single flower  9 L 7 cm  (3.6" L 2.8")
  duration ≈ 50 single flower - inflorescence 60 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 90 days
CITES appendix II

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