Kefersteinia wercklei Schltr. 1923 SECTION Umbonatae

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Full Shade Warm CoolLATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name Werckler's Kefersteinia [Original collector of species]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica on the Atlantic slope, in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests at elevations around 1000 to 1100 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 4 to 5, lanceolate to oblanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a pendant, .4 to 1.6" [1 to 4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 bracts.

Synonyms Chondrorhyncha wercklei (Schltr.) C.Schweinf. 1944; Senghasia wercklei (Schltr.) Szlach. 2003; Zygopetalum umbonatum Rchb.f Rchb.f non published

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Ms. W-Rchb Orch in Zygopetalum umbonatum; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 53. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923;Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 drawing fide; Field Guide to the orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Orchids of Costa Rica Pupulin 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Lankesteriana 12[3] 2014 photo/drawing fide; Of Mice and Men Part 1 Jenny 2015 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Senghasia wercklei