Kefersteinia villosa D.E. Benn. & Christenson 1998 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Another flower Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

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Common Name The Shaggy Kefersteinia

Flower Size 3/4" [18 mm]

Found in Peru as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte in wet montane forests at elevations of 2500 meters with a fan-shaped growth made up of conduplicate, imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying narrowly oblanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the long attenuate, conduplicate base leaves, with each gradually larger from the base, that blooms on multiple, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence held well below the leaves with flat spreading flowers in the winter and spring in cultivation [US] and the summer and fall in Peru.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 480 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing ok; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008

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