Ada brachypus – 365 days of orchids – day 1747

We have another species from the Oncidium family today with Ada brachypus – alphabetically the first orchid in our collection.

Ada brachypus is a miniature that comes from the cloud forests of Ecuador where it grows in moss from 1200 to 2400m altitude.

We find this plant does best in 3cm pots and baskets amongst miniature masdevallia species in Cool Americas where we keep it well watered throughout the year, but this stock plant is growing in an 8cm basket and is loving life.

The flowers are produced from maturing growths and, although small, plants quickly form clumps and so produce many flowers together to give a charming display. This is yet another example of the wonderful diversity of Orchid Species.




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  1. Agnes Jones says:

    Does the name brachypus have a meaning please?

  2. Agnes Jones says:

    Thank you. This sheds a new light on my Restrepia brachypus too