Aa denticulata Schltr. 1920

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Toothed Aa

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in alpine grasslands at elevations of 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a short stem carrying a basal rosette, lanceolate, acute, gradually tapering into a subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter often without leaves present, on a terminal, erect, completely enveloped by imbricate, diaphanous, recurved apically sheaths, to 20" [50 cm] long, cylindric, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying small globose flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 Vol 225 [1] Garay 1978; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 402 Dodson 1989 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson & Escobar 1993 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 1994 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide