Catasetum carolinianum F.E.L.Miranda & K.G.Lacerda 1992 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes

Inflorescence Photos by Daniel Souza©

Part Shade Hot summer Fall

Common Name The Carolina Catasetum [A town in Northen Brazil

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Maranhao state of Brazil in the Amazon rain forests at elevations of 100 to 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped by deciduous sheaths and carrying 7 to 8, arched, oblanceolate, pseudopetiolate leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on a male, arched, racemose, 12" [30 cm] long, basal, to 15 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, stem clasping bracts and resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A World of Catasetum Holst 1999 photo fide; Icones Orchidaceae Brasilensis Vol I Plate 024 Castro Neto & Campacci 2000 drawing fide;