Kefersteinia expansa (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1878 SECTION PapilionataePhoto by Patricia Harding

Common Name The Elongate Kefersteinia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in western Ecuador at elevations of 100 to 450 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a fan shaped growth carrying distichous, narrowly lanceolate, attenuate to the conduplicate, narrow, petiolate base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, horizontal, to 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Zygopetalum expansum Rchb.f. 1878

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Zygopetalum expansum; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 119 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing ok; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide

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