Kefersteinia villosa D.E. Benn. & Christenson 1998

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Another flower

Photo by Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page


Common Name The Shaggy Kefersteinia

Flower Size 3/4" [18 mm]

Found in Peru as a small sized, 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 in the winter and spring in cultivation [US] and the summer and fall in Peru on multiple, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence held well below the leaves with flat spreading flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 480 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014;