Catasetum pulchrum N.E.Br. 1887 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes

Another Angle Photos by Daniel Souza

Part sunWarmTo HotLATESummerFall

Common Name The Beautiful Catasetum

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in north & northeastern Brazil on palms and other trees as a small to just medium sized, epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped completely by imbricating, leaf sheaths becoming leaf bearing towards the apex and carrying to 8, oblong-ligulate, plicate, 6 nerved leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a pendant, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, to 5 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and carrying resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; The World of Catasetum Holst 1999 photo fide