Altensteinia longispicata C.Schweinf. 1941 TYPE drawing by Schweinfurth and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a tthe Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Long Inflorescence Altensteinia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations around 2150 to 3840 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with basal, ligulate, acuminate, clasping base leaves that blooms on a glabrous, slender-cylindric, 7.84" [19.6 cm] very densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate-ovate, acute to acuminate, scarious as long as the flowers floral bracts.

Synonyms *Altensteinia erosa Rchb.f. 1878

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958