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From: Jansy Berndt de Souza Mello
To: don barton johnson
Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2005 5:20 AM
Subject: Ada orchid

Lindl. 1854
Subfamily: Vandoideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
Subtribe: Oncidiinae
Alliance: Oncidium

(Ada.) Named after Ada, the sister of Artemisia, from Caria (historical).
There are about sixteen epiphytic species in this genus distributed in Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, and Peru. Species have well-developed foliaceous leaf-sheaths. They are allied to the Odontoglossum and occasionally cultivated for their spectacularly colored flowers.
aurantiaca glumacea kleiliana
Irresistible. Look at the entry of Ada´s "Subfamily"...