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Kefersteinia pusilla

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Marni, Jul 21, 2013.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've had this for 20 years, but don't have a name. Any ideas?

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    This is CRAZY -LOOOOOOOOOOVE It!!!

    may it be Kefersteinia lindneri?

    WOW!
     
  3. Andreja Schulz

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    Could be Kefersteinia lindneri (not the right color) or Kefersteinia taggesellii ( not the right lip) or K.vollesii.
    I was looking into Patricia Harding book:Huntleyas....
    Why you do not contact her directly ?
     
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    On my wishlist! Amazing plant.
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, folks. Andreja, I've done some checking and think it is probably K bertholdii. I have a plant labeled K lindneri which is different, but some references list lindneri as a synonym of K lojae. I have a plant (my first kefersteinia in 1986) labeled lojae which started my passion for this genus. But I have no idea what lojae actually looks like.
     
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    I think I have a new love! Now where to find them?
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Can you please give us an idea of your general growing conditions, Marni?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Growing conditions: 56F night, moderate light, year round RO water with 1/4 tsp per gallon of MSU at every watering (daily for most of the year), good air movement.
     
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    Thank you. It must be nice to get those nighttime temps. This time of year, 80° is sometimes barely achievable around here.
     
  10. piotrm

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    Marni bertoldii - colour wise, was my first guess, but yours has different shape on petals and sepals what was pictured in Patricia book, well she described petals as 1.1-1.3cm x 0.5 x.0.7, sepals 1.1-1.3cm x 0.7 x.0.9, lip 1.2 x 1 cm, coloumn 1.2cm, inflorescence erect - 5cm long, leaves 8-15 x 3-3.5cm, but may it be yours is just better copy of it? ;-P
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This in now properly called Kefersteinia pusilla.