Catasetum cochabambanum Dodson & R.Vásquez 1989 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Isoceras Photo by © Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

Part sun Hot Fall

Common Name The Cochabamba Catasetum [A Department and city within Bolivia]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Bolivia in moist subtropical forests at elevations around 280 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped completely by leafless becoming leafbearing sheaths and carrying thin, obovate, apiculate, plicate, strongly nerved beneath, deciduous leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, arched, to 10" [25 cm] long, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with adpressed bracts at the nodes and with triangular floral bracts.

Similar to C callosum but differs in having a more saccate base of the lip, the crenate margin of the lip and the apical lobe of the lip has a fleshy protrubrance

CAUTION I cannot verify this determination so please use with caution.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991; The World of Catasetums Holtz 1999; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0207 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing hmmish does not show palpae around lip margin; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992;