(pronounced: san-der-EL-lah)


Maxillarieae subtribe Oncidiinae


Miniature caespitose epiphytes. Pseudobulbs compressed, subtended by a pair of scarious bracts. Leaves one, shortly petiolate. Inflorescences axillary, long-scapose, few-flowered congested racemes, the floral bracts inconspicuous. Flowers tubular. Dorsal sepals and petals free, the lateral sepals fused for most of their length. Lip unlobed, with a pair of keels. Column very short, very dilated, the stigma a deep cavity; pollinia 2, on a linear common stipe and a minute viscidium.


Commemorating Henry Frederick Conrad Sander, founder of the orchid nursery of F. Sander and Company of St. Albans, England.


A genus of two species native to Brazil and Argentina.

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