Catasetum bertioguense G.A.Romero & Campacci 2007 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes Photo by © Michel B and The Cattlelia Forum Website

Side View of Flowers

Female Flowers

TYPE Drawing Photos and TYPE Drawing by © Campacci and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sun Warm Spring

Common Name The Bertioga Catasetum [A coastal town in the state of Sao Paulo]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo states of Brazil at elvations around 20 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with fusiform, erect, several noded, becoming wrinkled and sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped by foliaceous sheaths and carrying 5 or so, green, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, thin, undulate, 3 main nerved leaves that blooms in the spring on a male, lateral to ascending, shorter than the leaves, near the base, peduncle 1 to 1.2" long, 3.2" [8 cm] long, 14" [35 cm] long overall, many flowered inflorescence holding the flowers in the apical third and carrying non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Colet. Orquídeas Brasil. 5: 134 G.A.Romero & Campacci 2007 photos/drawing fide;