Catasetum bicolor Klotzsch 1854 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes

Photo by © Jesús Eleazar Matos Rojas, Cd. Bolívar, Venezuela

FragrancePart sun HotSummer

Common Name The Two Colored Catasetum

Flower Size 3 1/2" [8.75 cm]

Found in Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil at elevations up tp 400 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte requiring light to moderate shade with fusiform to ovoid, fleshy pseudobulbs enveloped basally by numerous sheaths and carrying to 7 plicate, strongly veined or ribbed, deciduous, elliptic-lanceolate to oblanceolate leaves that blooms in the summer on a basal or sometimes axillary, arching to pendant, 6" [15 cm] long, few to several flowered raceme with fragrant flowers, all arising on a newly maturing pseudobulb.

Synonyms Catasetum gongoroides Kraenzl. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 55. Panama Schlechter 1922; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Panama Williams 1980 drawing fide; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 1990 photo not? female?; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 photo not; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide