Kefersteinia guacamayoana Dodson & Hirtz 1989 SECTION Umbonatae Photo by Alexander Hirtz


Common Name The Guacamayo Mountains Kefersteinia

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in eastern Ecuador at elevations of 1700 to 2000 meters in extremely wet montane forests as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with narrowly elliptic, acute, narrowing below into the slender, conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a basal, arising through the axils, erect, 1.6" [4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with one triangular bract.

Synonyms Senghasia guacamayoana (Dodson & Hirtz) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Icones Plantetarum Tropicarum Series II Plate 504 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide