Kefersteinia candida D.E. Benn. & Christenson 1994 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo by Patricia Harding

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Common Name The Snow White Kefersteinia

Flower Size just under 1 " [2 cm]

Found in Peru occuring at elevations of 700 to 2300 meters in wet montane forests as a small sized, cool to warm growing, fan-shaped, caespitose epiphyte without psuedobulbs with lanceolate, acute, leaves that are conduplicate at the base and articulated to the leaf sheaths where it blooms on an axillary, 1.6" [4 cm] long, laxly pendant, single flowered inflorescence held below the leaves with 2, close, basal bracts and 2, subopposite floral bracts occuring intermittently throughout the year.

References W3 Tropicos,Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 268 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Huntleya and Related orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide

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