It is an orchid species known for its distinctive and captivating flowers. Commonly referred to as the "Butterfly Orchid," it belongs to the Orchidaceae family. Native to Central America and northern South America, including regions like Venezuela and Colombia, Psychopsis sanderae is typically found in lowland rainforests.
The unique characteristic of Psychopsis sanderae is its remarkable flowers, which have a striking resemblance to butterflies. The petals and sepals are elongated and have intricate patterns, mimicking the appearance of a flying insect. This adaptation is thought to attract specific pollinators in its natural habitat. Cultivating Psychopsis sanderae as an ornamental orchid requires attention to its specific care needs, including warm temperatures, high humidity, and well-draining growing media.