Kefersteinia perlonga Dressler 1991 SECTION Umbonatae

Photo by Patricia Harding

Another Flower

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower

Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved


Common Name The Very Long Kefersteinia [refers to the callus length]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with 3 to 4, oblanceolate-elliptic to elliptic, acute to acuminate, narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendant, 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3, elliptic, infundibular, acute bracts.

Synonyms Senghasia perlonga (Dressler) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; *Orquideologia 18(3): 219. 1993 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 as #244 B Kefersteinia sp.; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #3 2002 photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;