Catasetum adremedium D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras

TYPE Drawing by Bennett & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partsun HotSummer Fall

Common Name The Until The Cure Catasetum [A reminder to mankind that the world's pharmacutical drugs are mostly derived from plants so it is in our best interests to conserve them]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Loreto department of Peru in tropical rainforest at elevations around 400 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 7, elliptic-oblanceolate, acuminate, petiolate clasping base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a suberect, 10 to 12" [25 to 30 cm] long, 9 to 10 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying relatively small flowers for the genus.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 409 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; The World of Catasetum Holst 1999; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014;