Kefersteinia ocellata Garay 1969 SECTION Umbonatae

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Common Name The Eyed Kefersteinia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in northwestern Ecuador and Colombia in wet, montane cloud forests as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters and requires year round water and fertilizer and has no pseudobulbs with an erect, short stem enveloped completely by several distichous, erect to spreading, linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that are articulated basally to the leaf sheaths and blooms in the winter and spring on an axillary, horizontal, 1 1/5" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Senghasia ocellata (Garay) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Orquideología 4: 83. 1969; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 929 Dodson 1984 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide

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