Kefersteinia parvilabris Schltr. 1923 SECTION Umbonatae

Side View of Flower Photos by Lankester Botanical Garden, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full shadeCool To Warm LATE Spring TO Summer

Common Name The Small-Lipped Kefersteinia

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte in premontane forests in deep shade at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters with a fan shaped growth without pseudobulbs and several, imbricate, conduplicate, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying spathulate-oblanceolate, acute, basally conduplicate leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a lateral, 2 to 3.08" [5 to 7.7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence subtended by triangular bracts.

Synonyms Chondrorhyncha parvilabris (Schltr.) L.O. Williams 1956; Kefersteinia deflexipetala Fowlie 1966; Senghasia parvilabris (Schltr.) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni Veg. 19: 52. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Orchid Digest 30: 117. 1966 as K deflexipetala; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #4 1970 as K deflexipetala photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #4 1970 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1439 Atwood 1992 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 drawing good/photo fide; ORQUIDEA (MEX.) 13(1-2). DICIEMBRE 1993 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 21 #3 2000 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #3 2002 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide