Catasetum kleberianum Braga 1994

SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBGENUS Convergentes Photo by Fred Clarke and Sunset Valley Orchids

Common Name Kleber's Catasetum [Kleber de Lacerda Jr., Brazilian discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1 5/8" [4 cm]

This is a medium sized, warm growing Brazilian epiphytic species from Amazonas state and grows on trees in flooded forests along the Rio Preto do Igapo-Acu with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying oblanceolate, plicate leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, suberect, racemose, 10" [26 cm] long, several [11 to 14] flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb carrying longer lasting flowers than normal for this genus.

Give a very short rest period with humid conditions year round with light to moderate shade.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The World Of Catasetum Holst 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 6 2019 photo fide;