Ida barringtoniae

Ida barringtoniae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Ida
Species: Ida barringtoniae
Binomial name
Ida barringtoniae
(Sm.) A.Ryan & Oakeley 2003

Ida barringtoniae is a plant belonging to the orchid genus Ida.


Plant is found growing on mossy rocks in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Cuba and Jamaica at elevations of 150 to 775 meters


Plant blooms from spring to summer with a single successive 5 cm wide flower.


Grow in diffused bright light and keep in cool to warm temperatures. Keep humidity from 40 to 70%. Water regularly during growing season. The potting media should be a little moist in between waterings. To prevent rot, avoid water from touching leaves. Reduce watering during the winter. Pot plants in 75% fine bark and 25% perlite or in full sphagnum moss.


Common Name:Barrington's Ida


  1. Colax barringtoniae (Sm.) Lindl. ex Spreng. 1826
  2. *Epidendrum barringtoniae Sm. 1793
  3. Lycaste barringtoniae (Sm.) Lindl. 1844
  4. Maxillaria barringtoniae (Sm.) Lodd. 1832

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