Catasetum ferox Kraenzl. 1895

SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Divaricatae

Photo by Juan Fernandez Gomez and his The Orquideas Rondonia Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Drawing by anon

Part sunHot

Common Name or Meaning The Ferocious Catasetum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana? in open savannahs at elevations of 100 to 200 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with an ovoid pseudobulb carrying a few, plicate leaves that blooms on an erect, few to several flowered inflorescence and carrying non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing ok; Flora de VenezuelaVolumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing good missing calli on sides of lip; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; The World of Catasetum Holst 1999 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 photo NOT =?