!Sertifera purpurea Lindl. & Rchb.f. 1876

Another flower in situ Parque Tatama' Choco Colombia 8/17 2400 meters

Closeup in situ Parque de Tatama' Choco Colombia 8/17 2400 meters

Plant and Flowers in situ Parque de Tatama' Choco Colombia 8/17 2400 meters Photos by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Photo by Alex Reynolds and the ORCHIDS of MAQUIPUCUNA Website

Common Name The Purple Sertifera

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru on embankments in cloud forests at elevtions of 1800 to 3000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with erect, smooth, terete stems enveloped completely by close fitting, dark greeny puce, verrucose, tubular sheaths and carrying several, lightly plicate, fairly stiff, midnerve slightly sulcate, attenuate and downturned apically, sharply mucronate, hard and erose marginally, lightly rugose, dark green above, smooth, lighter and with maroon nerves leaves that blooms on an axillary, 1.2" [3 cm] long, strongly compressed, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with narrow, rugose floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville and Gray 1966 drawing; Flor de Venezuela Volumen XV Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung #13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983 photo plant only; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 24 #1 2005 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1360 Hagsater & Dodson 2010 as Sertifera lehmanniana See Recognition section; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 drawing/photo fide;