Catasetum cirrhaeoides Hoehne 1915 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista Photo by Apolonia Grade and Orchidstudium


Common Name The Cirrhaea-Like Cataseum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Matto Grosso, Brazil as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few leaf sheaths and carrying to 4 to 6 oblanceolate, plicate leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, then horizontal to pendant few flowered inflorescence that arises on a mature pseudobulb.

This orchid is part of the C. pulchrum complex.

SynonymsCatasetum cirrhaeoides var. longicirrhosa Mansf. 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C cirrhaeoides var hoehne drawing fide; var Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 photo fide;