Sertifera major Schltr. 1924 Photo by Diego Calderon and his Birding In Colombia Flickr Photo Website

partial shade Cold

Common Name The Major Sertifera [refers to the long inflorescence with more noticible flowers]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 2550 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, rather slender, leafy above stems carrying spreading, ovate-lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, constricted below th apex, sessile below leaves on adpressed, imbricating, tubular sheaths that blooms on an lateral from the leaf axils, compressed, compressed, 4.8" [12 cm] long, secund, loosely successively many flowered inflorescence with deltoid, acuminate, much shorter than the ovaries floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 1 Kolanowska & Szlachetko 2012 drawing fide;