Altensteinia virescens

Altensteinia virescens

The Cranichideae tribe is part of the family Orchidaceae, subfamily Orchidoideae.

Description:

Cranichideae is characterized by an inflorescence with small tubular flowers that never fully open. The flower has a short and robust gynostemium with erected stamen.

Origin:

Cranichideae grow mainly in tropical and subtropical regions, rarely in temperate regions in Europe, North America and South America, Asia and Australia.

Sub-tribes:

The tribe includes six sub-tribes containing about 90 genera and 600 species.

  • Cranichidinae
  • Galeottiellinae
  • Goodyerinae
  • Mannielinae
  • Pterostylidinae
  • Spiranthinae


Distribution:

Cranichideae

Cranichideae

Image sources

  • Altensteinia virescens: Hans Stieglitz
  • Cranichideae: Dalton Holland Baptista

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