Sertifera lehmanniana (Kraenzl.) Garay 1978 Photo by © The Ecuagenera Orchid Website

partial shade Cold LATER Summer

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

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 2000 to 3100 meters as a medium to just large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with erect, leafy above stems carrying ovate-lanceolate acuminate to subacuminate, sessile below leaves on adpressed, imbricating, arpophyllaceous,sheaths that blooms in the later summer on an axillary, arcuate, compressed, 1" [2.5 cm] long, subcapitate, densely several flowered inflorescence.

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

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