Kefersteinia auriculata Dressler 1983SECTION UmbonataePhoto courtesy of J & L Orchids

Another FlowerPhoto by Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Website


Common Name The Eared Kefersteinia [refers to the lip]

Flower Size 1" [2.6 cm]

Found in Panama in very wet forests at elevations of 800 to 900 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a fan of 3 to 4, elliptic, acute or acuminate, narrowing below into the narrow conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the late spring through late summer on a basal, .68 to .88" [1.7 to 2.2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 2 bracts

Synonyms Senghasia auriculata (Dressler) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Orquideologia 16: No 1 49. 1983 photo/drawing; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 drawing hmm/photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;