Saundersia paniculata Brade 1941

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name The Paniculate Saundersia

Flower Size

Found in Espirito Santo and Rio de Janiero states of Brasil in wet cool montane forests as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a stem completely enveloped by tight, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, narrowly oval to lanceolate, obtuse, narrowed below into the conduplicate, elongate, petiole-like base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, pendant, 3" [7.5 cm] long, several flowered, slightly fractiflex inflorescence arising on a newly matured stem and holding the flowers in an apical cluster and each has a pilose ovary and sepals

Synonyms Saundersia bicallosa Ruschi 1955

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Odontoglossum/Oncidium, Bakers 2006