Ada chlorops

Ada chlorops

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Ada
Species: Ada chlorops
Binomial name
Ada chlorops
(Endres & Rchb. f.) N.H. Williams 1972

Ada chlorops is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Ada.


Plants bloom in the fall with five to ten 2.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are slightly fragrant.


Plants are found growing in the montane forest of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters


Grow in cool to warm conditions with moderate light during Summer, and more light during Winter. During the growing period, high humidity is essential for successful cultivation. The pot medium should not dry out completely when growing, but sufficient drainage is needed to avoid root rot. At all time mist the plants frequently, if possibly in the morning to mimic the morning dew of the natural habitat. Plants should be potted in a well drain medium such as medium fir bark.


Common name: The Green Ada


  1. *Brassia chlorops Endres & Rchb. f. 1873
  2. Brassia parviflora Ames & C. Schweinf. 1925