Aa weddelliana (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1912

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

Common Name Weddell's Aa [English Plant Collector in Brazil 1800's]

Flower Size Minute

Found in Peru, Bolivia and northwestern Argentina at elevations around 2700 to 3800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with rosulate, cuneate-ligulate leaves arising on a separate shoot, that blooms in the summer on a more or less slender, 9.2 to 20.4" [23 to 51 cm] long, almost entirely enveloped by tubular-cylindric, imbricating, membraneous, acute sheaths stem, rachis 3.5 to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm] cylindric, densely many flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate, shorter than the flower floral bracts.

Synonyms *Altensteinia weddelliana Rchb.f. 1878

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Altensteinia wedelliana; *Lankestriana 9(3): 33-38 Trujillo & Rodriguez 2011 drawing/photo fide