Kefersteinia bengasahra D.E. Benn. & Christenson 1994 Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

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Common Name Bengasahra's Kefersteinia [Peruvian Orchid Enthusiast and collector of species current]

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations of 250 meters in wet montane forests as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with no pseudobulb and held in a fan-shape, linear-lanceolate, acute, basally conduplicate leafs subtended by imbricating sheaths that blooms on a slender, axillary, semi-erect, 1 5/8" [4 cm] long inflorescence subtended by a single loose bract at the peduncle and carrying a single, campanulate flower below the leaves occurring in the fall.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidaceae Peruviarum Plate 266 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo good

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