Kefersteinia microcharis Schltr. 1923

Another Flower Photos by Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade HotWarm Fall Winter

Common Name The Insignificant Kefersteinia

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with 3 to 5, ligulate to oblanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an axillary, 1 to 1.28" [2.5 to 3.2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Chondrorhyncha microcharis (Schltr.) L.O.Williams 1956

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 300. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide

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