Kefersteinia pulchella Schltr. 1929 SECTION Papilionatae

Photo by Steven Beckendorf and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

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Common Name The Beautiful Kefersteinia

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Bolivia at elevations around 1100 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring on an erect, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2 bracts.

Very similar to K vasquezii

but Patricia Harding [2008] keeps them separate over minor differences and most likely are the same and if they are then this name takes precedence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 drawing hmm; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;