Sanderella riograndensis Dutra 1959

Photo by Egandolla and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by Pabst


Common Name The Rio Grande Sanderella [A state of southern Brazil]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Rio Grande State of Brazil in lowlands as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with egg-shaped, 4 angled pseudobulbs enveloped basally by whitish, membraneous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, ovate to lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a very short to 1.2" [3 cm] long, slender, arching, basal, congested, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Sanderella leopoldinensis Dutra 1959

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Pabst & Dungs 1976 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;