!Sanderella discolor (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1905 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Plant and Flowers Photo by Juan Manuel Cellini

Common NameThe Different Colored Sanderella

Flower Size

Found in Bolivia, southeastern Brazil and northwestern Argentina in swamplands often in light moss as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with 3 to 6, clustered, erect, oblong-ovate, truncate apically, lustrous, wrinkled, dark green speckled with purple pseudobulbs carrying oblong-elliptic, acute, subcoriaceous, recurved to subpendent, dark green above, clear green with purplish suffused leaves that blooms in the fall on a racemose, basal, arcuate, to 3.8" [to 9 cm] long, 5 to 18 flowered inflorescence holding all the flowers in the apical third .

Synonyms Parlatorea discolor Barb.Rodr. 1877; Trizeuxis discolor (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Trizeuxis discolor; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 drawing/photo good; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide;