Sertifera colombiana Schltr. 1920 Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Part shade Cold

Common Name The Colombian Sertifera

Flower Size .2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela at elevations of 2700 to 3200 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying erect-patent, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, 5 nerved leaves that blooms on an axillary, compressed, ancipitous, short, racemose, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, acute floral bracts

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay as S purpurea in error drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 Schlechter/Brieger 1983 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids VOl 6 COS 1998 drawing/photo ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok;

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