Catasetum tabulare Lindley 1840 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Catasetum Photo by Patricia Harding

Another Clone Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Table-Like Catasetum

Flower Size 4" across [10 cm across]

This medium sized, epiphytic species hails from Colombia and Brazil in tropical rainforest, riverine swamps and jungle where it grows warm to cool at elevations around 1000 meters that blooms in the late spring and summer on a suberect, basal, 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, few to several [2 to 6] flowered, racemose inflorescence with extremely fragrant, fleshy, flat opening flowers that arises from a newly formed pseudobulb.

SynonymsCatasetum finetianum L. Linden & Cogn. 1849; Catasetum pallidiflorum Schltr. 1920; Catasetum pallidum Cogn. 1894; Catasetum rhamphastos Krzl. 1907; Catasetum tabulare var brachyglossum Rchb.f 1880; Catasetum tabulare var finetianum [Cogn.] Mansf; Catasetum tabulare var laeve Rchb.f 1881; Catasetum tabulare var rhamphastos [Kraenzl] Mansf. ; Catasetum tabulare var rhinophorum Rchb.f 1880; Catasetum tabulare var rugosum Mansf. 1942;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as C caucanum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C tabulare var rugosum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C tabulare var rhinophorum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C tabulare var laeve; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C tabulare var brachyglossum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C tabulare var pallidum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C tabulare var rhamphastos; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C tabulare var finetianum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 as C caucanum; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 as C finetianum; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; An Illustrated Encycolpedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia Sociedad Colombiana de Orquideologia 2014 photo fide;

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