Catasetum incurvum Klotzsch 1854 - See also Catasetum saccatum SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Catasetum

Flower closeup Photos by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Bent Catasetum

Flower Size 2 1/2"

Found in Peru and Ecuador in tropical wet forests at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with fusiform to ovoid-fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped by leafless and leaf bearing sheaths carrying 4 to 6, elliptic-lanceolate to oblanceolate, plicate, 3 prominent nerved leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a male, arching to pendent, to 16" [to 40 cm] long, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence.

Differs from C. saccatum in the size of the flowers, the lip and the densly flowered inflorescence. This species is synomonous with C. saccatum by most authorities but Holtz keeps it separate.

Synonyms Catasetum saccatum var. incurvum (Lindl.) Mansf. 1932; Catasetum stupendum Cogn. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C saccatum var incurvum drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960 as C saccatum var incurvum ; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 1 1962 photo; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 as C saccatum var incurvum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 as C trautmanii photo fide; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson/ Escobar 1993 photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae Jimenez & Jimenez 2014 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 photo fide;