Catasetum albovirens Barb.Rodr. 1877 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes Photo courtesy of Katia Seagull and Her Orchid Web Site

Full shadeHotFall

Common Name or Meaning The White and Green Catasetum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Para state of Brazil near the coast in an area that does not experience a dry season, as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with curved, sulcate and rugose with age pseudobulbs enveloped by shaggy old sheaths and carrying 6, elliptic-lanceolate, very thick and leathery, plicate, 3 nerved, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal to just above the base, erect then arching, to 16" [40 cm] long, to 12 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly maturing pseudobulb and carrying small non-resupinate flowers.

Very similar to and often cited as a synonym of C lemosii but current thought is that they are 2 distinct species.

Similar to C fuchsii, C lemosii and C mattogrossa


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; The World Of Catasetum Holst 1999 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 photo fide;