Catasetum stevensonii Dodson 1978 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes Type Drawing BY Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Female Flower Photo BY Pablo Bermudez


Common Name or Meaning Stevenson's Catasetum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 100 to 650 meters in tropical rainforests as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with fusiform, ridged, 8 to 9 bracted/noded eachgiving rise to a basally clasping sheath the uppermost being leafbearing and carrying lanceolate, plicate, shortly acuminate gradually narrowing into the basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a male inflorescence, basal, descending, 14" [35 cm] long, densely 12 to 16 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers with a clove scent. The female inflorescence pictured here is an erect, bsaal, 4 to 5" [10 cm to 12.5 cm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising on mature leafy pseudobulbs.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Selbyana 2: 156-158. 1978 drawing fide, Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 408 Dodson & Bennett 1982 drawing fide for femal flower; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 021 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 420 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing; The World Of Catasetum Holst 1999; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae Jimenez & Jimenez 2014 photo fide