Kefersteinia pellita Rchb. f. ex Dodson & D.E. Benn. 1989 SECTION Papilionatae Photo by Patricia Harding

Flower Closeup Photo by Linda & Mikael Karlbom


Common Name The Hair-Covered Kefersteinia

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte in moist, cool cloudforest that occurs at elevations of 1900 to 2500 meters with a fan shaped growth made up of imbricate, conduplicate, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying linear, subpetiolate, acuminate leaves and blooms on an axillary, pendant, single flowered inflorescence held below the leaves and having minute bracts occuring sporadically throughout the year but especially in the summer.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0086 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 479 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo close; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide