Ada keiliana

Ada keiliana

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

Ada keiliana is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Ada.


Plants bloom in the summer with two to four fragrant flowers. Flowers are 15 cm wide and fragrant.


Plants are found growing in Colombia and Venezuela.


Grow in 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: Dr. Keil's Ada


  1. Brassia cinnamomea Linden ex Lindl. 1854
  2. Brassia havanensis Lindl. 1854
  3. *Brassia keiliana Rchb. f. ex Lindl. 1852-3
  4. Oncidium keilianum Rchb. f. 1864