Kefersteinia bengasahra D.E. Benn. & Christenson 1994 Photo by Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

Common Name Bengasahra's Kefersteinia [Peruvian Orchid Enthusiast and collector of species current]

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations of 250 meters in wet montane forests as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with no pseudobulbs and held in a fan-shape, linear-lanceolate, acute, basally conduplicate leaves subtended by imbricating sheaths that blooms in the fall on a slender, axillary, semi-erect, 1.6" [4 cm] long inflorescence subtended by a single loose bract at the peduncle and carrying a single, campanulate flower below the leaves.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidaceae Peruviarum Plate 266 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo good