Aa riobambae Schltr. 1921TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Rio Bamba Aa

Flower Size Minute

Found in Ecuador in paramo at elevations of 3300 to 3800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with when present, basal, fasciculate, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to subobtuse, tapering below into the very short, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an at first ascending, then erect, terminal, completly enveloped by diaphanous, imbricating, acuminate sheaths, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, entire wazvy margins, surpassing the flowers in length floral bracts.

Synonyms Altensteinia riobambae (Schltr.) A.D.Hawkes 1950

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador 9(225: 1): 168 Garay 1978; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drwawing