Kefersteinia lindneri Dodson 1982 SECTION Papilionatae

Side View of Flower Photos by © Milan Vágner and his ORCHIDEJE V DOMĚ Website.

Another Flower Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name Lindner's Kefersteinia [Helped in Collection of species current]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador in very wet montane forests at elevations of 900 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, short stem completely enveloped by the basal clasping of the distichous, imbricating leaf sheaths with the uppermost being foliaceous and carrying narrowly obovate, acute, narrowing gradually below into the sub-petiolate base and blooms at most any time of the year, from the upper axils, slender, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

This species is said to be a synonym of Kefersteinia lojae but I feel there are substantial differences to keep them separate.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 439 Dodson 1982 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo hmmm; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008