Kefersteinia orbicularis Pupulin 2000 Photo by Franco Pupulin.

Side View of Flowers Photo by Daniel Jimemnez, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR .

Full Shade Cool LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Circular Kefersteinia [refers to the shape and placement of the lip]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests at elevations around 1000 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with 2 to 3, obovate-elliptic, acute to obscurely retuse, slightly undulate, narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a pendant, 1.6 "[4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 1 or 2 bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Lindleyana 15: 25. 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo good;