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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Cranichideae
Subtribus: Cranichidinae
Genus: Altensteinia
Overview of species (8)

A. boliviensis – A. citrina – A. cundinamarcae – A. elliptica – A. fimbriata – A. longispicata – A. marginata – A. virescens
Name

Altensteinia Kunth in F.W.H.von Humboldt, A.J.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 1: 333 (1816)

Type species: Altensteinia fimbriata Kunth in F.W.H.von Humboldt, A.J.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 1: 333 (1816)

Etymology: Honours Karl vom Stein zum Altenstein, a 19th-century German politician and patron of science.

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Southern America
Northern South America
Venezuela.
Western South America
Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References

Kunth, C.S. 1816. Nova Genera et Species Plantarum (quarto ed.) 1: 333.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2003. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 3: Orchidoideae (Part two); page 26 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-850711-9

Links

Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2020. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Altensteinia. Accessed: 2020 Sep 20.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Altensteinia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Sep 20. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Altensteinia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Sep 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Altensteinia. Published online. Accessed: 20 Sep 2020.
The Plant List 2013. Altensteinia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Sep 20.
Tropicos.org 2020. Altensteinia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Sep 20.

Vernacular names

перем коми: Альтенштайния
коми: Альтенштайния
олык марий: Алтенштайний
кырык мары: Алтенштайний
удмурт: Альтенштайния

Altensteinia is a genus of orchids. It is found in the Andean region of South America. At present (May 2014), eight species are accepted.[1]
List of species

Altensteinia boliviensis Rolfe ex Rusby (1895) - Peru, Bolivia
Altensteinia citrina Garay (1978) - Ecuador
Altensteinia cundinamarcae S.Nowak, Szlach. & Mytnik, 2014 - Colombia (Cundinamarca).
Altensteinia elliptica C.Schweinf. (1951) - Peru
Altensteinia fimbriata Kunth (1816) - type species - Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
Altensteinia longispicata C.Schweinf. (1941) - Peru
Altensteinia marginata Rchb.f. (1878) - Peru
Altensteinia virescens Lindl. (1845) - Colombia, Ecuador

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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