Altensteinia elliptica C.Schweinf. 1951 TYPE Drawing by Schweinfurth and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Elliptic Altensteinia

Flower Size small

Found in Peru at elevations around 3850 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 4 to 5, basally clustered, oblong-ellitic, more or less acute, narrowing below intothe broad sheathing base leaves that blooms on an erect, rachis to 4.2" [10.5 cm] long, enveloped completely by several, loose, imbricating sheaths, thickly cylinric, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute to acuminate, sparingly ciliate, shorter than the flower floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru. Vol 1 Fieldiana, Bot. Schweinfurth 1958 as Altensteinia elliptica drawing fide