Kefersteinia pastorellii Dodson & D.E.Benn. 1989 SECTION PapilionataePhoto by Ron Parsons and his Picasa Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade Warm Cool Summer MIDFall

Common Name Pastorelli's Kefersteinia [Peruvian Orchid Enthuisiast current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Peru in moderately wet forests at elevations around 1470 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to a short stem carrying in a loose fan, a few distichous, linear-lanceolate, articulated below into the leaf base leaves that blooms in the summer through mid-fall on 1 to 3, axillary, thin, ascending, to 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflroescence with 2 subtending, 1, loose, ovate, acute the other ligulateand shorter bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 85 Dodson 1989 drrawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008