Catasetum moorei C. Schweinf. 1970 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras Photo by G. Gerlach and Reproductive Biology Of Orchids Website

What has been known as C lanxiformis

Inflorescence Photos by Patricia Harding and The Species Identification Task Force Website

What has often been called C moorei not! Photo by Jay Pfahl

Part sunWarm SummerFall

Common Name Moore's Catasetum [Lee Moore, Floridian and Orchid Adventurer Current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Moyobamba region of north central Peru as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte occuring in low montane forests on the eastern slopes of the Andes at elevations of 600 to 900 meters on rotting branches of trees with narrowly cylindrical to fusiform pseudobulbs carrying oblanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, plicate leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on an erect, 2' [60 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with the flowers in the apical quarter.

The first photo is correct for what was originally described as C moorei, the second and third photo are correct for what was known as C lanxiformis and may still be a separate species, more research needs to be done. The fourth photo is of another species that was labeled as C moorei but is most likely related to C discolor? I bought it from Lee Moore who the plant is named after, could it be a female or just mislabeled [most likely]??????

Synonyms Catasetum lanxiforme Senghas 1991

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 as C lanxiformis; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; The World Of Catasetum Holst 1999 as C lanxiforme; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 photo fide; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide