Catasetum arietinum F.E.L.Miranda & K.G.Lacerda 1992 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Divaricatae Photo courtesy of Katia Seagull and Her Orchid Web Site

Part SunHotSpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Ram's Horn Catasetum [refers to the curved pseudobulbs being like a rams horn]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Pernambuco state of Brazil at elevations of 10 to 100 meters on palm trees as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, fusiform, spreading to semi-pendant, recurved pseudobulbs carrying 6, plicate, linear-lanceolate, wavy margins, 3 nerved, acute leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on basal, 8" [20 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence that arises with a new growth.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 022 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 photo fide;