Aa denticulata Schltr. 1920 Photo by alejorchids and Flickr Colombian Orchids Photo 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; ;