Aa argyrolepis Rchb.f. 1854

Photo by Alejando Calderon Gonzales

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Common Name The Silvery Scaled Aa

Flower Size

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 2500 to 4200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with fleshy tuberous, pubescent roots giving rise to leaves that are almost completely absent at flowering, and blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, slender, short, cylindric, glabrous, many flowered inflorescence with loosely many sheaths and erect, ovate, acute, somewhat surpassing the flowers floral bracts.

Synonyms Altensteinia argyrolepis (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f.1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Xenia Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Altenstenia argyrolepis; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Altenstenia argyrolepis; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005

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