Catasetum globiflorum Hooker 1842 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Divaricatae Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

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Common Name The Spheroid Flowered Catasetum

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Brazil as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte from wet montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters with fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped by leafless and leafbearing sheaths carrying plicate, deciduous leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on a basal, erect to suberect, 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, many [10 to 15] flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb carrying fleshy, fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 photo fide; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 drawing fide

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