Kefersteinia andreettae G.Gerlach, Neudecker & Seeger 1989 SECTION Papilionatae

Photo by Patricia Harding

Deep shade Warm Cool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name Andreetae's Kefersteinia

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a fan shaped growth consisting of several, grading into leaf bracts, oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, elongate, conduplicate, distichous, acuminate, acute to minutely apiculate, basally petiolate leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on multiple, axillary, laxly pendant, terete, 2.4" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence subtended by 2 floral bracts, the larger almost enveloping the peduncle and is ovate reniform.

Synonyms Kefersteinia salustianae D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Orchidee (Hamburg) 40(4): 133136. 1989; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 drawing hmm; Brittonia 46(1): 37. 1994 as K salustianae; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 264 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo wrong! I'm right; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol76 #2 2012 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;