Catasetum x violascens Rchb.f & Warsc. 1854 Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Purple Catasetum

Flower Size

Found in Colombia and Peru where it blooms on an erect to arching, basal racemose, several flowered inflorescence occurring in the late summer and best planted in pots, water heavy with the new growths, slack off in the fall when the leaves fall off.

This species is now considered to be a natural hybrid of Catasetum incurvum and Catasetum discolor

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide