Catasetum complanatum F.E. Miranda & K.G. de Lacerda 1992

SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes Photo by Steven Piper

Common Name or Meaning The Flattened Out Catasetum [refers to the flattened pouch lip]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in western Brazil in Rondonia state at elevations of 100 to 300 meters in Amazonian rain forest on dead trees and living palms as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several deciduous leaf sheaths and carrying 7 to 8, plicate, arched, oblanceolate leaves that blooms in the fall in Brazil on a male, basal, arched, 10" [25 cm] long, racemose, many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with lanceolate stem clasping bracts with up to 18 resupinate flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilensis I Plate 025 Neto & Campacci 2000 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001