Kefersteinia minutiflora Dodson 1982 SECTION PapilionataeDrawing by Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Full Shade Warm Cool Fall Winter

Common Name The Small Flowered Kefersteinia

Flower Size less than .4" [1cm]

Found in Ecuador in extremely wet montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a loose fan of 5 to 7, narrowly obovate, acute, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on an axillary, slender, much shorter than the leaves, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a small, tubular sheath subtending the ovary and carrying a green flower.

Said to be the smallest flowered species within the genus.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 440 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008