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 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, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence .

This orchid species requires year round shade, water and fertilizer

Synonyms Senghasia ocellata (Garay) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; *Orquideología 4: 83. 1969; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #4 1970 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 929 Dodson 1984 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 as K sp #35 photo fide;