Aa maderoi Schltr. 1920 Photo by © Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Photo Website

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

Another Drawing

Original Drawing by © Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

partial shade Cold Spring

Common Name Madero's Aa [Colombian Orchid Collector 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 2800 to 4300 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with 4 to 6 basal, erect-patent, lanceolate-ligulate, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, terete, 28" [70 cm] long, racemose, many flowered inflorescence enveloped by 10 to 14 amplexicaul, acuminate, diaphanous, brownish bracts and the flowers held at the apex.

Synonyms Altensteinia fragosa Løjtnant 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 7: 49. Schlechter 1920; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing ok

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