Kefersteinia costaricensis Schltr. 1918 SECTION Umbonatae

Another Color Form

Photos by Daniel Jimenez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Costa Rican Kefersteinia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found from Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in shaded, wet, montane forests at elevations 50 to 1350 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with no pseudobulbs but has erect and spreading, up to 5, arranged in a fan-shape, petiolate, articulate to the leaf sheaths, thin, elliptic-lanceolate, carinate beneath, acute leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a lateral to descending, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Chondrorhyncha costaricensis (Schltr.) P.H. Allen 1949; Senghasia costaricensis (Schltr.) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; *Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36: 413. 1918; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Chondrorhyncha costaricensis; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 2 1987 photo; J. Orchideenfreund 10(4): 336. 2003 as Senghasia costaricensis; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958 as Chondrorhyncha costaricensis; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 793 Dodson 1982 drawing hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 2 1987 photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing hmm; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 photo hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1539 Atwood 1993 drawing hmm; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo not = K tinschertiana; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo good; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;