Psychopsis sanderae (Rolfe) Lückel & Braem 1982

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Common Name Sander's Psychopsis [English Orchid Gardener]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm] wide 3 3/4" [9 cm] tall

Found in Peru at elevations most likely around 1220 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte in wet montane forests high on tree trunks and branches with ovate or ovate-elliptic, complantae, wrinkled psedubulbs with a single, apical narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute, coriaceous leaf with a conduplicate petiolate base that blooms on an erect, 11" [28 cm] long, single successively flowered inflorescence subtended by tubular, scarious bracts arising on a mature pseudobulb occuring in the spring. The inflorescence have been know to produce plantlets from near the apex.

Synonyms *Oncidium sanderae Rolfe 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Oncidium sanderae; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium sanderae; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 4 1957 as Oncidium sandreae drawing good; ; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 as Oncidium sanderae drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 1 1977 as Oncidium sanderae; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 9 1982 as Oncidium sanderae; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 570 Dodson 1982 as Oncidium sanderae drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 171 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 57 Vol 3 1993 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 6 1998 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 3 2002 drawing; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2005; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #1 2010 photo fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo good;