Catasetum ariquemense F.E.L.Miranda & K.G.Lacerda 1992

SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes Photo by © ABRACC

Part sun HotFall

Common Name The Ariquemes Catasetum [A town in Rondônia Brazil]

Flower Size 1.2" [3.1 cm]

Found in Rondônia state of Brazil in rainforests at elevations of 100 to 300 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with fusiform, often slightly curved, very furrowed with age pseuduobulbs enveloped completely by imbricate leafless and leaf bearing above sheaths and carrying oblanceolate, wavy edged, plicate leaves that blooms in the fall on a male, almost horizontal then pendant, 7" [18 cm] long, to 20 flowered, racemose inflorescence. The female inflorescence is 2 1/2" [6 cm] long, erect and 4 to 6 flowered.

There is the posssiblity that this species is actually a natural hybrid between C rondonense and C parguazense.

Synonyms Catasetum ariquemense f. viride (L.C.Menezes) F.Barros & J.A.N.Bat. 2004; Catasetum ariquemense var. viride L.C.Menezes 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A World of Catasetum Holst 1999 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 023 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001;