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Kefersteinia


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Alliance:
Genus: Kefersteinia
Rchb.f 1852
Type Species
Kefersteinia graminea


Kefersteinia abbreviated as Kefst. in horticultural trade, is a orchid genus with around fifty species.

DistributionEdit

Plants in this genus are found from Southern Mexico to north and western South America.

DescriptionEdit

This genus is distinguished by its lack of pseudobulbs, foliaceous, narrow veined leaves and its fan shaped distichous leaf sheaths.

CultureEdit

Keep plant in cool to warm temperatures with moderate light. Potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in a well drain mix with medium fir bark with some perlite or in tree fern fibers. Plant is best grown in a basket

NamingEdit

This genus was named after Keferstein a German orchid collector

Species Edit

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