Kefersteinia candida D.E. Benn. & Christenson 1994

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower

Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name The Snow White Kefersteinia

Flower Size just under 1 " [2 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations of 700 to 2300 meters in wet montane forests as a small sized, warm to cold growing, fan-shaped, caespitose epiphyte without psuedobulb, but with lanceolate, acute, conduplicate at the base leaves that are articulated to the leaf sheaths that blooms intermittently throughout the year on an axillary, 1.6" [4 cm] long, laxly pendant, single flowered inflorescence held below the leaves with 2, close, basal bracts and 2, subopposite floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 268 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 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;