Altensteinia citrina Garay 1978

Drawing by Culbertson & C Dodson

Partial Sun Cool Fall

Common Name The Lemony Yellow Altensteinia

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador on steep hills in dry scrubby areas at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a large sized, cool groiwing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying basal, glaucous leaves taht blooms in the fall on an erect, enveloped by loose sheaths, to 30" [75 cm] long, rachis sessile, 1.2" [3 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying small flowers that differ mainly in the clawed, lemony yellow lip which is obscurely bilobed apically and the 1 nerved petals.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Flora of Ecuador 9 (225: 1): 155 Garay 1978 Drawing fide; Icones Plantarum troopicarum Plate 403 Dodson 1989 Drawing fide