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Kefersteinia pulchra

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Aug 24, 2009.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    One of my favorite Kefersteinia species. This is from Bolivia. The flower is almost 2" tall on this clone. I used a green floral wire to support the spike for a better image. It looked pretty small when I was shooting it, now it looks like a construction beam. It is out of bloom now or I would reshoot it.
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  2. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Lovely!
     
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    Dale New Member

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    That's really nice. Thanks, Marni.
     
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    I like this contrast, had only one cross Keferanthes Sua Mena, which produce flower all the time, but wonder if Kefersteinia are same willing to flower?
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Piotr, most kefersteinias will have a flush of flowers and then bloom off and on the rest of the year. Some of the species will almost hide the plant with so many flowers. This one blooms less for me than many other species. They all keep blooming from the same growth over and over. Kefersteinia trullata is one that is always in bloom on a good sized plant.
     
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    thx for your answear, I am more fascinated with Huntleyas but they are very difficult to get in good size in EU, but because being in flowers for long I start to think about some Kefrst as well ;-)