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Orchid Species: Aa inaequalis

Kew currently accepted name is Myrosmodes paludosa
Aa inaequalis is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Schltr. in 1912.
Aa (Aa.)
(Rchb.f.) Schltr.
ORIGIN: Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina at elevations of 3900 to 4600 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 5, on a short, lateral shoot, elliptic-lanceolate to ovate, acute to shortly acuminte, narrowing below into the broadly imbricating, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a erect, rachis to 1 [2.5 cm] long, conic to cylindric-conic, very densely many flowered inflorescence with transversly oval, to sub-orbicular, erose dentate above, hyaline, shorter than the flowers floral bracts.

FLOWER SIZE: Minute -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Altensteinia Alt inaequalis 1878 Rchb.f.
Add+ Myrosmodes Myro inaequalis 2011 (Rchb.f.) C.A.Vargas
Add+ Myrosmodes Myro paludosa 1995 (Rchb.f.) P.Ortiz
Add+ Aa Aa pumilio 1921 Schltr.
Add+ Myrosmodes Myro pumilio 1995 (Schltr.) C.A.Vargas
Add+ Aa Aa paludosa 1912 (Rchb.f.) Schltr.
Add+ Altensteinia Alt paludosa 1878 Rchb.f.
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