Catasetum tuberculatum Dodson 1982 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras

Photo by Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

Part sun Hot Warm LATE Summer Fall

Common Name The Swollen Catasetum [refers to the tubercule-covered flat lip]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in tropical wet forests at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 5, elliptic-lanceolate, plicate, acuminate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a basal, erect to nodding, 14" [35 cm] long, 3 to 12 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 410 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 photo fide; Icones orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 422 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; The World of Catasetums Holtz 1999; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide