Catasetum aculeatum F.E.L.Miranda & K.G.Lacerda 1992 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras

Side View of Flower

Side View of Flower Plant grown by Sebastiao Cesar de Freitas Photos by Juan Fernandez Gomez and his Flickr Rondonia Orchid Photo Website

Partsun Hot Fall

Common Name The Pointed Catasetum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Amazonas state of Brazil in rainforests at elevations around 50 to 100 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, fusiform, erect pseudobulbs enveloped by deciduous sheaths and carrying 5 to 6, oblong-lanceolate, arcuate, narrowing below into the pseudo-petiolate, clasping base leaves that blooms in the later fall on a male, arched, to 8.8" [22 cm] long, to 9 flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers held in the distal 3/5 ths and with lanceolate, clasping bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The World of Catasetum Holst 1999; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses I Plate 21 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001;