Kefersteinia tinschertiana Pupulin 2004

SECTION PapilionataePhoto by Patricia Harding

Common Name Tinschert's Kefersteinia [German Orchid Enthusiast in Guatemala 1915-2006]

Flower Size 1" to 1.2" [2.5 to 3cm]

Found in Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico and Guatemala on bases of shade trees in wet montane forests and along streams in drier areas at elevations around 900 to 1400 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with rudimentary pseudobulbs enveloped by the leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 5 to 6, linear to linear-oblong to oblanceolate, acute-acuminate, basally conduplicate, arcuate, soft, flexible, sulcate above, carinate below leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a filliform, [2.3 to 4.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate, inflated, papery, ovate-subquadrate, obtuse to rounded floral bracts., a pendant, 1" [2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence occurring in the fall.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 7 2006 photo; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1034 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide

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