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Kefersteinia graminea

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by orchidkarma, Dec 31, 2011.

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  1. orchidkarma

    orchidkarma Member

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    Kefersteinia Graminea is a medium sized warm to cool growing epiphyte from South America. This is my first Kefersteinia, but it will not be the last. It is truly a wonderful species to ring in the New Year with ... so happy new year to you all! :) I really enjoy the beautiful fan-shaped foliage and large pendulous richly detailed flowers that measure about 5 cm wide. Although the flower looks like it could boast of a truly seductive fragrance, it has no scent at all. I bought this one from Ecuagenera in May and it has grown very well, mounted on EpiWeb in the cool vivarium, medium light, evenly moist, high RH and good air circulation. More photos on the blog.

    Kefersteinia graminea (Lindl.) Rchb.f., Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 10: 634 (1852).

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  2. Kitty

    Kitty AKA\Debby

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    love it... and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you
     
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    tenman Well-Known Member

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    great shots, hot flower!
     
  4. orchidkarma

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    Thanks a lot!! :)
     
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    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Very nice, Karma, the velvety lip is really cool!
     
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    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    neato!
     
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    Thanks!! :)
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Oh yeah! That is a beauty! I love the pendant flower. Well done.
     
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    Thanks Reyna! I am also quite fold of pendulous flowers... :)
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Great pics and Happy New Year to you! How do your plants with thicker roots, like this one, do on epiweb?
     
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    Thanks! :) I don't think the thicker roots have any difficulty with the EpiWeb. What I don't like though is that the plants are intensely difficult to divide as they attach to the blocks...
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    Good to know thanks Karma! I can see how division may prove to be a task.
     
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    nice flower
     
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    Thanks! :)