Catasetum laminatum Lindl. 1840 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Catasetum

Another View Photos by Jay Pfahl

Female Flower Photos by Jesus Cid

Male Flower in situ in Mexico

Female flower in situ Photos by Weyman Bussey

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Common Name The Scaled Catasetum

Flower Size 3 1/4" [8 cm]

This is a medium sized, hot to warm growing, Mexican, epiphytic species found at medium altitudes in deciduous forests and at lower elevations in deciduous jungle that blooms in the summer on a basal or lateral [from within a brown leaf sheath], erect, several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a newly forming pseudobulb

This species requires light to moderate shade.

Synonyms Catasetum lamilatum Beer ?; Catasetum laminatum var. eburneum Lindl. 1840; Catasetum laminatum var. maculatum Lindl. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C laminatum var eburneum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C laminatum var maculatum; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991; The World Of Catasetum Holst 1999 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 3 1998 drawing; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002

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