Kefersteinia alata Pupulin 2004 SECTION Umbonatae Photo by Ron Parsons

Another Angle Photo by Bill Bergstrom

Full Shade Hot Warm Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Winged Kefersteinia [refers to the winged base of the lip]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in moist premontane forests at elevations around 450 to 1200 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a fan shaped growth of 3 to 4, oblong, acuminate, narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves and blooms in the summer and early fall on 1 to 2, basal, slender, semipendant, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 8(2): 161. 2004; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide

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