Catasetum collare Cogn. 1895 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Isoceras

photo by Guenter Gerlach and his Reproductive Biology of Orchids WebPage

Common Name The Collared Catasetum [refers to the 2 horns at the base of the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and northern Brazil in wet forests at elevations around 50 to 500 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte withcylindrical to thickly fusiform pseudobulbs carrying broadly lanceolate, plicate, acute to acuminate, attenuate below into the base leaves that blooms on an erect, basal, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, 1 to few flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate, wintegreen scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1964 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #8 1967 photo fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids, an illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 photo fide; The World of Catasetum Holst 1999; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry etal. 2003 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador #76 225[2] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016