Catasetum trulla Lindl. 1840 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Divaricatae Photo by Mauro Peixoto


Common Name The Scooped Catasetum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil in the coastal Atlantic forest as a medium sized, warm to hot growing epiphyte found in large trees with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying oblong-ligulate, plicate leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on a basal, to 12" [30 cm] long, arching to pendant, many [to 20+] flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

CAUTION Kew has this species as a synonym of C socco and they are quite similar with this one having much broader sepals and petals

Synonyms Catasetum liechtensteinii Kraenzl. 1892; Catasetum trulla var lichtensteinii [Kraenzl.] Mansf. 1932; Catasetum trulla var. subimberbe Rchb.f. 1887; Catasetum trulla var trilobatum Schlechter 1932; Catasetum trulla var. typum Hoehne 1942;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1892 as C liechtensteinii drawing ?; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1892 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C trulla var lichensteinii; drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 10 1958 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Panama Williams 1980; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 7 1983 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 1994; The World of Catasetum Holst 1999 photo good; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995;