Catasetum bicallosum Cogn. 1902 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Divaricatae Collection sheet and Drawing by Cogniaux and The BR Herbarium Catalogue

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Common Name The 2 Calli Catasetum

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with wrinkled, oblong-fusiform, slightly compressed pseduobulbs enveloped by smooth, white grey, scarious sheaths and carrying membraneous, narrowly oblanceolate, plicate, 5 nerved, short acuminate, long attenuate and pseduo-petiolate base leaves that blooms on a smooth, light green, more or less pendulous, to 6" [15 cm] long, several [8] flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute to acuminate floral bracts.

CAUTION Although this is the type collection sheet, it does not agree with any of the references that I have so please use with caution!!!!!!

Synonyms Catasetum callosum var crenatum Regel 1853; Catasetum callosum var crenulatum Mansf. 1942; Catasetum callosum var. eucallosum Mansf. 1932; Catasetum callosum var. grandiflorum Hook. 1846; Catasetum callosum var. typum Hoehne 1942

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing not = C paraguazensis; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 4 Foldats 1970 drawing not = C paraguazensis; Orchids of Venezuela; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = C paraguazensis; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing hmm;

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