Kefersteinia taurina Rchb. f. 1877 SECTION Papilionatae

Another Flower Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

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Common Name The Bull-Horned Kefersteinia

Flower Size 1 2/5" [3.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in extremely wet montane forests at elevations of 1800 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome, an erect stem that is enveloped completely by the conduplicate sheathing bases of distichous, imbricating, elongate, narrow, thin, strap-shaped leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, from the basal leaves, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence holding the flower at mid leaf.

Synonyms Zygopetalum taurinum Rchb. f. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 441 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 drawing/photo hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo good

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