Macodes sanderiana 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 growing terrestrial in Papua New Guinea 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 1914/85; 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;