Kefersteinia richardhegerlii

Kefersteinia pumila 

Kefersteinia richardhegerlii                                                                                                                                           photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Vàsquez, C. Antonio  &  Dodson, Calaway Homer
published in  Revista de la Sociedad Boliviana de Botanica  3 ( 1 - 2 ) : 12    2001
family Orchidaceae
subfamily Epidendroideae
tribe Cymbidieae
subtribe Zygopetelinae
genus Keferstenia  Reichenbach f. 1852

C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.

    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.
native of origins endemic in rainforests of Bolivia (Cochabamba, Ceraso, Santa Cruz)
altitude ≈ 400 m  (1320 ft)

climate informations from Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, Bolivia)

    Köppen climate classification Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 400 m / 1320 ft) :
    Kefersteinia richardhegerlii a gr uk
  photoperiod   in Santa Cruz this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 10 m' to 10 h 50 m'
life form epiphyte
brightness    low
inflorescence     length 4 cm  (1.6"), basal  
nr flowers 1
size single flower  2 L 3 cm  (0.8" L 1.2")
duration single flower, ≈ 10 days     
time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days       
CITES appendix II

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