Aa figueroi Szlach. & S.Nowak 2014TYPE Drawing by S Nowak and The Springer Link Website

Common Name Figueroa's Aa [Colombian Co-Collector of Species current]

Flower Size

Found in Cundinamarca and Magdalena Colombia in Paramo at elevations of 2600 to 4150 meters as a medium sized cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 3 to 6, at the base of the stem, lanceolate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, loosely 13 to 18 sheathed, terminated by a cylindrical, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with elliptic to elliptic-ovate, acute, entire margin floral bracts.

Similar to Aa colombiana but Aa figueroi differs in the fimbriate margin of the lip and the stalked, subquadrate anther while the other has lacerate-fimbriate margins of the lip and the anther is sessile and reniform-cordate.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Szlachetko, D.L. & Nowak, S. Plant Syst Evol (2014) 300: 1833. doi:10.1007/s00606-014-1010-3 drawings fide