Altensteinia Fimbriata

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Species:Altensteinia Fimbriata
Genus: Altensteinia
Sub Family: Spiranthoideae
The Family: Orchidaceae
Order: Asparagales
Class: Liliopsida
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Division: Magnoliophyta
Kingdom: Plantae

Description

This genus consists of 9 species of ground orchids. Orchids of this genus has a peculiar form of Citi rasemosa dense inflorescence with large, colorful petals. This orchid has roset leaves at the base of the stem. The scientific name comes from the genus His name means "the edge Altensteinia."
This is a terrestrial plant that grows in cold climates . Cauline Leaves lanceolate, acuminate, arranged in a spiral of green flowers in terminal spikes, erect to 37.5 cm, ORchid species flowering like a bottle brush, in a basal cluster with many bracts and flowers 2 to 2.5 cm wide. Flowering occurs in May, but can be found in flower in late spring and early summer
Distribution
Orchids are spread all over the Andes in South America to Argentina and Brazil. Located in Pisac, Peru and is also produced in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia at an altitude of 1800-3300 meters on grassy slopes or in rocky mountainous rain forest and cloud forest

species:
1.Altensteinia boliviensis Rolfe ex Rusby 1895
2.Altensteinia Fimbriata Kunth 1816
3.Altensteinia palaecea [Kunth] Kunth 1822
4.Altensteinia pilifera Kunth 1815 5.Altensteinia sceptrum Rchb. f. 1854

1 comment:

  1. Hello,
    thanks for providing its scientific background. While there is much hype about this plant, so many people are writing about it, none have bothered to write a scientific blog on it. I think you're the first one, and a nice blog you've written on it. Keep it up. :D
    Caralluma

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