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 600 to 800 meters meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte 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; 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