Kefersteinia escalerensis D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1994 SECTION Papilionatae Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name The Ladder-Like Kefersteinia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests low on tree trunks at elevations around 1000 to 1700 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with fan shaped growths giving rise to linear-lanceolate, acuminate, grey-green, attenuate to the narrow conduplicate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall in cultivation on a horizontal, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a bract near the middle and two infundibular, much shorter than the ovaries floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 270 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 667 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #3 2002 photo ok; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide