Catasetum rivularium Barb.Rodr. 1877 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Part shade Hot Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Creek-Loving Catasetum

Flower Size 1.75" [4.8 cm]

Found in sothern Venezuela and Amazonas state of Brazil in wet forests at elevations of 100 to 200 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with fusiform, slightly curved pseudobulbs carrying 6, linear-oblanceolate, very dark green, plicate, 3 nerved leaves that blooms in the fall on an arching then pendant, 8.6" [21.5 cm] long, to 16 flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as Syn of C barbatum; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville and Garay 1965 as a syn of C barbatum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; The World Of Catasetum Holst 1999 photo ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok;