Kefersteinia koechlinorum Christenson 2000 Photo by Patricia Harding

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Common Name Koechlin's Kefersteinia [Proprietors of the Macchu Picchu Pueblo Hotel Current]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Peru in the Macchu Picchu area in seasonally dry, montane forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a fan of narrowly lanceolate, decurrently petiolate, acute, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a several, suberect to laxly sub-pendent, 3" [7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with funnel-shaped, broadly obovate, obtuse floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Orch. Digest 64: 139.Christenson 2000 drawing/photo; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 668 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 12 2000 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 6 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 1 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #7 2007 photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide