Catasetum cernuum [Lindley]Rchb.f 1863 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Divaricatae

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Danny Lentz plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

FragrancePart sunHotTo CoolLATE SpringTo Summer

Common Name The Nodding Catasetum

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

This species is from Trinidad, Venezuela and Sao Paulo, Rio de Janiero and Minas Gerais states of Brazil in hillside forests at elevations of 200 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic plant with clustered, fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 6 to 8, medium green, oblanceolate leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a basal, 12' [30 cm] long, several [10 to 15] nodding flowered, arching to pendant raceme arising on a newly forming pseudobulb and requires cool winter nights and moderate shade.

Synonyms Catasetum cernuum var revolutum Cogn 1906; Catasetum cernuum var. typum Hoehne 1942; Catasetum cernuum var umbrosum [Barb. Rddr] Cogn.1902; Catasetum trifidum Hk. 1833; Catasetum umbrosum Barb. Rodr. 1841; Catasetum viride (Lindl.) Lindl. 1841; Monachanthus viridis Lindley 1832; *Myanthus cernuus Lindley 1833

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C cernuum var umbrosum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C cernuum var revolutum; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 10 1958 photo fide; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1960; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970; Die Orchideen #1 1-4 tafel 1&2 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1976 drawing fide; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 photos fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 124 Castro 2006 drawing fide/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #10 2019 drawing fide;

Catasetum cernuum [Lindley]Rchb.f 1863 green variety Photo by Nelson Machado

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