Kefersteinia mystacina Rchb.f 1881 SECTION Papilionatae

Photo by Weyman Bussey, plant grown by Howard Gunn

Another Flower

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Full shadeHotTo CoolWinter To Spring

Common Name The Bearded Kefersteinia

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

A small sized species found in Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru occuring in moist forests at an altitude of 100 to 1400 meters that is a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte without pseudobulbs, having narrowly elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves with imbricating basal, conduplicate sheaths that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, 12" [30 cm] long, wiry, axillary, single flowered inflorescence holding the flower at mid leaf.

Keep wet and shady year round for the best results.

Synonyms Kefersteinia lacerata Fowlie 1968; Zygopetalum mystacinum Rchb. f. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #4 1970 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #4 1970 as K lacerata photo fide; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 506 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0084 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 21 #3 2000 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #3 2002 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 as K lacerata; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide