Sertifera grandifolia L.O.Williams 1939 SECTION Sertifera Szlach & Baranow

TYPE Drawing by N. Oledrzyska/P Baranow

Deep Shade Cold LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Large Leaved Sertifera

Flower Size

Found in Caldas department of Colombia along rocky stream banks in forests at elevations around 2600 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a rigid, unbranched, densely leafy stem and carrying lanceolate, 4 to 7.2" [10 to 18 cm] long, coriaceous, acuminate, sessile to the imbricating sheaths leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a lateral, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, subcapitate, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying globose, glabrous, pink flowers.

"Distinguished with the largest leaves of the genus and a characteristic lip form, obscurely trilobed apically with a narrow rounded, entire middle lobe and the alteral lobes with deeply dentate, apical margins." Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Lilloa 5: 5 L O Williams 1939

Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol IV:190 Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023 drawing fide