Fernandezia ortiziana Kolan. & Szlach. 2013 TYPE Drawings by © . Fernandezia ortiziana [Orchidaceae] A New Species From Colombia

Full shadeCold

Common Name Ortiz's Fernandezia [Colombian Priest and Orchid Enthusiast and Friend died 2012]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Alto de las Baldías, department of Antioquia, Colombia in elfin forests at elevations around 3150 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect to ascending stem carrying all along the stem, fleshy, elliptic, rounded apically, apiculate leaves that blooms on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence occasionally a 2 flowered fascile with inconspicuous floral bracts.

Distinguished by the tepals longer than the 3-lobed lip, with an irregular apex, and the sepals are larger than the petals.



W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Ann. Bot. Fenn. 50: 68 Kolan. & Szlach 2013 drawing fide