Kefersteinia excentrica Dressler & Mora-Ret. 1993 SECTION Umbonatae

Another Flower?

Another Flower? Photos courtesy of Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade Warm Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Excentric Kefersteinia [refers to the off center lip]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests on mossy tree trunks at elevations around 1100 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with 4 to 5, oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, keeled, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on an axillary, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with membraneous, triangular bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Pupulin 2005 photo fide Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Orquídea (Méx.) 13: 261. 1993; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide to the first photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;