Kefersteinia klabochii (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1920SECTION Papilionatae

Lip cut away to show its similarity to Reichenbach's drawing

Photos by Patricia Harding

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Rchb.f

Part shade

Common Name Klaboch's Kefersteinia

Flower Size

Found in Colombia without location or distribution .

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

Synonyms *Zygopetalum klabochii Rchb.f. 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Huntleyas and their Relatives P A Harding 2008 as K urabaensis wrong; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 right photo fide same as IOSPE; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 as K urabaensis photo fide