Kefersteinia parvilabris Schltr. 1923 SECTION Umbonatae

Side View of Flower

Photos by Bogarin and the Lankester Botanical Garden

Full shadeCool To Warm LATE Spring TO Summer

Common Name The Small-Lipped Kefersteinia

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte in premontane forests in deep shade at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters with a fan shaped growth without pseudobulbs and several, imbricate, conduplicate, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying spathulate-oblanceolate, acute, basally conduplicate leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a lateral, 2 to 3.08" [5 to 7.7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence subtended by triangular bracts.

Synonyms Chondrorhyncha parvilabris (Schltr.) L.O. Williams 1956; Kefersteinia deflexipetala Fowlie 1966; Senghasia parvilabris (Schltr.) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni Veg. 19: 52. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Orchid Digest 30: 117. 1966 as K deflexipetala; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #4 1970 as K deflexipetala photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #4 1970 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1439 Atwood 1992 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 drawing good/photo fide; ORQUIDEA (MEX.) 13(1-2). DICIEMBRE 1993 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 21 #3 2000 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #3 2002 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;

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