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

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Common Name The Blade-like Kefersteinia [A reference to the leaves or the free callus]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in very wet montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with distichous, conduplicate and articulated at the base sheaths carrying progressively larger, narrowly lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, erect, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence holding the flower below mid-leaf height.

Synonyms Zygopetalum forcipatum Hort. 1885; *Zygopetalum laminatum Rchb.f. 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Gard. Chron., n.s. 24: 70. 1885 as Zygopetalum laminatum; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 121 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 drawing/photo hmm; Native Colombian ORchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo/drawing fide;