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Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 300, Issue 8, pp 1833–1841

First Online: 04 March 2014Received: 10 October 2012Accepted: 03 February 2014


Two new species of the Andean genus Aa Orchidaceae, Spiranthoideae are described: Aa lozanoi Szlach. and S. Nowak, and Aa figueroi Szlach. and S. Nowak. They are restricted in distribution mainly to Cordillera Oriental in the department of Cundinamarca, however, A. lozanoi was also collected in Cordillera Central and A. figueroi in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in northern part of Colombia. Each species is described and illustrated, detailed habitat and distribution data are provided. A distribution map of the new species is presented. A dichotomous key for determination of the Colombian species of Aa is provided. Brief discussion about the most important threats for plants in Andes is presented.

KeywordsAa Colombia Orchidaceae New species Taxonomy  Download fulltext PDF

Author: Dariusz L. Szlachetko - Sławomir Nowak


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