Kefersteinia forcipata [Rchb.f] P A Harding 2008 SECTION Papilionatae

Base of lip to show why it is the same as Reichenbach's drawing Photo by Patricia Harding

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Rchb.f

Part shadeSummer

Common Name The Fork-Shaped Kefersteinia

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador without location or distribution but blooms in the summer.

This was a "lost" orchid for 125 years but Patricia Harding rediscovered this species in 2008 growing in a Colombian nursery and it corresponds exactly to Reichenbach's drawing of 1883

Synonyms *Zygopetalum forcipatum Rchb.f 1883

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Huntleyas and their Relatives P A Harding 2008 wrong photo; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 right photo fide same as IOSPE

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