Kefersteinia aurorae D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1994 SECTION Papilionatae

Another AnglePhotos by Patricia Harding


Common Name Aurora's Kefersteinia [Aurora Bennett, Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast Current]]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Peru in lower level wet cloud forests at elevations around 1700 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte blooming in the spring through fall on a pendant, basal, 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 2 bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Kefersteinia taurina Rchb. f. 1877 AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 6 2003 photo; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 265 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide