Kefersteinia retanae G. Gerlach 2000 SECTION Umbonatae

Another View Photo by Guenther Gerlach, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name Retana's Kefersteinia [Director of Lankester Botanical Gardens in Cost Rica current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica on the Pacific watershed at elevations around 500 to 800 meters meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with 2 to 3, narrowly oblanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 1.6" [4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 4 bracts.

Synonyms Senghasia retanae (G. Gerlach) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Brenesia 41: 100. 1994 [1995 nom invalid.; *Brenesia 52: 75. 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 4 2006 photo; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide