Catasetum matogrossense Bicalho 1964 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes

Flower head on

Detail of column

Inflorescence Photos by Ada Benelli

Part sun Hot Fall

Common Name The Mato Grosso Catasetum

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Mato Grosso state of Brazil as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with subfusiform pseudobulbs carrying lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, 3 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, 4.4 to 4.8" [11 to 12 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence

Similar to C fuchsii, C lemosii and C albovirens


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasailensis Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 photo good; The World Of Catasetum Holst 1999;