Kefersteinia bertoldii Jenny 1985 SECTION Papilionatae Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower ? Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

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Common Name Bertold's Kefersteinia [German Orchid Collector in Peru]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 900 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte without psuedobulbs with a fan of linear-elliptic, narrow, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, erect to arcuate, 3" [7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 2 loose, acuminate bracts one at the middle and the other at the apex.

The first photo is absolutely correct, the second less so.

Synonyms Senghasia bertoldii (Jenny) Szlach. & Romowicz 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0082 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide

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