Sertifera parviflora Schltr. 1924 SECTION Sertifera Szlach & Baranow

Drawing by © Baranow 2023

partial shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Small Flowered Sertifera

Flower Size

Found in Putumayo departement of Colombia and Chimborazo province of Ecuador at elevations of 2500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with fleshy, flexuous, pubescent roots giving rise to an erect, rigid, unbranched, leafy above stems carrying ovate-lanceolat to elliptic-lanceolate rather rigid, acute, sessile below leaves into the adpressed, imbricating, arpophyllaceous sheaths that blooms in the summer on an axillary, arcuate, compressed, peduncle compressed, 1.8 to 2.2" [4.5 to 5.5 cm] long, subcapitate, densely successively few, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying subglobose, glabrous, rose-purple flowers.

Distinguished by the lip deoid of a basal callus and instead a pair of longitudinal folds running to the lip base.Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*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:195 Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023 drawing fide