Kefersteinia bismarckii Dodson & D.E.Benn. 1989 SECTION Papilionatae

Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

Common Name Bismark's Kefersteinia [German CoDiscoverer of Species current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Peru in high, cool wet montane forests on western Andes Slopes at elevations around 950 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with distchous, imbricating, articulated, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying, narrowly lanceolate, midvein keeled, gradually narrowing into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on several, lateral, short, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0083 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 drawing hmm; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;