Macodes sanderiana [Kraenzl.] Rolfe 1896 Photo by Andre Schuiteman

Leaf Photo by Markus Dimdal

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Common Name Sander's Macodes [English Nurseryman 1800's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.5 cm]

Found as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial in Sumatra, the Lesser Sunda Islands, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu at elevations of 350 to 800 meters growing in leaf-litter on rocks with almost round to oval leaves with the undersides being purplish and the upper side having velvety dark green with numerous golden veins and a chatoyancy [ie. it changes colors when viewed at different angles] that blooms in the fall and winter on a 10" to 12" [25 to 30 cm] long erect, reddish, many flowered inflorescence with the non-resupinate flowers held towards the apex.

Synonyms *Anoectochilus sanderianus Kraenzl. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/85 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as M sanderiana var godseffiana; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo plant only fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 1 2000 photo plant only; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 4 2005 photo plant only; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok;