Altensteinia marginata Rchb.f. 1878 Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Rimmed Altensteinia

Flower Size

Found in Peru at elevations around 3600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a glabrous, leafy below, enveloped above by loose, often leafy tubular bracts and carrying 4 to5, elliptic-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, gradually narrowing below intothe broad, imbricating, petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, to 6" [15 cm] long, long-cylindric, rachis glandular-pilose, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to aciuminate, shorter to equal to the length of the flowers.

Synonyms Altensteinia pterostyloides (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1921; Prescottia pteristyloides Kraenzl. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 photo fide