Kefersteinia wercklei Schltr. 1923 SECTION Umbonatae Photo by The Orchid Society Palatinat Website

Another Angle Photo by Daniel Jimenez.

Another Flower

Another Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade Hot WarmSummer

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

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in Atlantic slope, premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests at elevations around 1000 to 1100 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the summer on a pendant, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 bracts.

Synonyms Chondrorhyncha wercklei (Schltr.) C.Schweinf. 1944; Senghasia wercklei (Schltr.) Szlach. 2003

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; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 drawing fide; Field Guide to the orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Vanishing Beauty, Native Orchids of Costa Rica Pupulin 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide