Ada ocanensis

Ada ocanensis

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

Ada ocanensis is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Ada.


Plants bloom at any time of the year with a single flower.


Plants are found growing in the montane forest of Peru and Colombia


Grow in cool 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 Ocana Ada


  1. * Brassia ocanensis Lindl., 1854.
  2. Oncidium ocanense (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, 1863.
  3. Brassia spathacea Linden & Rchb.f., 1854.
  4. Oncidium spathaceum Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, 1863.
  5. Brassia longicuspis Rchb.f., 1878.
  6. Oncidium longicuspe (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f., 1878.