Kefersteinia taurina Rchb. f. 1877 SECTION Papilionatae

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Photos by Eric Hunt

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 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 Kefersteinia lehmannii P.Ortiz 1996; Zygopetalum taurinum Rchb. f. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 441 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 drawing/photo hmm; Orquideologia Vol 21 #3 2000 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #3 2002 photo not = K tolimensis; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo good; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 as K lehmanii photo not?? ;