Kefersteinia sanguinolenta Rchb. f. 1852 SECTION Papilionatae Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Another Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Blood-Stained Kefersteinia

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

An Ecuadorian, Colombian, Peruvian, Bolivian and Venezuelan, miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing species found in dense subtropical montane forests in deep shade low down on slender trees at altitudes of 800 to 2400 meters that has a few imbricating, conduplicate, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying oblanceolate to linear-oblanceolate, acute, minutely apiculate, gradually narrows below into the conduplicate base leaves giving rise to an axillary, erect, 2" [5 cm] long inflorescence with a solitary thin textured flower that is held below the leaves arising from summer until fall.

Synonyms Zygopetalum sanguinolentum Rchb. f. 1861

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Bot. Zeit. (Berlin) 10: 635. 1852; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing good; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 537 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 6 1983 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 2 1987 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0087 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo hmm; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo not; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as K sp photo ok