Catasetum cassideum Linden & Rchb. f. 1873 SUBGENUS Pseudocatasetum Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista Photo by Apolonia Grade and Orchidstudium

FragrantPart sun Hot Warm Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Helmut-Shaped Catasetum

Flower Size 1.25" [3 cm]

Found in Venezuela and northern Brazil as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with clustered, erect, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 6, plicate, 5 to 7 nerved leaves that blooms in the winter on a basal, 16 to 28" [40 to 70 cm] long, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence with very fragrant flowers

Similar to and often refered to as a synonym of C discolor.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1870 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 ;