Sertifera lehmanniana (Kraenzl.) Garay 1978 SECTION Sertifera Szlach & Baranow

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Drawing by © Baranow 2023

partial shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name Lehmann's Sertifera [German Consul to Colombia and Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Choco departement of Colombia and Pichincha province of Ecuador at elevations of 1600 to 3000 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with fleshy, flexuous, pubescent roots giving rise to an erect, rigid, unbranched leafy above stems carrying ovate-lanceolate, acuminate to subacuminate, sessile below leaves on adpressed, imbricating, arpophyllaceous sheaths that blooms in the summer on an axillary, arcuate, compressed, 2" [5 cm] long, subcapitate, densely several flowered inflorescence.

Distinguished by being the only species in the section with the lip longer than wide and devoid of the oblongbasal callus.

Synonyms *Diothonea lehmanniana Kraenzl. 1899; Epidendrum lehmannianum (Kraenzl.) Hágsater & Dodson 1992

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI

Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 489 Kraenzl. 1899 as Diothonea lehmanniana

*Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978;

Orquídea (Méx.) 12(2) 296 1992 as Epidendrum lehmannianum;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo/drawing good;

Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 1 Kolanowska & Szlachetko 2012 drawing/photo fide;

Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol IV:193 Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023 drawing fide