Kefersteinia stevensonii Dressler 1972 SECTION Papilionatae

Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Alba Variety

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name or Meaning Stevenson's Kefersteinia [American Original collector of Species current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in western Ecuador in montane cloud forests in deep shade at elevations of 450 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with imbricate, conduplicate, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying distichous, linear-lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a basal, 2" [5 cm] long, single, flowered inflorescence with an acuminate, loose bract below the middle and another above the middle and holding the flower below the leaves..


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 122 Dodson 1980 drawing hmm; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 as K sp #244 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide;Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;