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Kefersteinia sanguinolenta

Kefersteinia sanguinolenta

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


Kefersteinia sanguinolenta is a species of genus Kefersteinia

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from summer to fall with a single 2 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela at elevations of 800 to 2400 meters

CultureEdit

Keep plant in intermediate 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

VaritiesEdit

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Kefersteinia sanguinolenta spotted Kefersteinia sanguinolenta variant Sepals and petals are green and spotted. Lip is green and spotted with magenta.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Blood-Stained Kefersteinia

SynonymEdit

  1. Zygopetalum sanguinolentum Rchb. f. 1861

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