Kefersteinia expansa (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1878 SECTION Papilionatae

Photo 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; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing ok; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide; W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;