Catasetum confusum G.A. Romero 1993 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Isoceras Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Another Angle Photo by Wilma Braga


Common Name The Confused Catasetum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Tocantins state of central Brazil at elevations of 200 to 400 meters in gallery forests as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte that occurs on palms and other trees with clustered, fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several deciduous leaf sheaths and carries 7 to 8, arched, oblanceolate leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a basal, to 20" [to 50 cm] long, horizontal and then pendant, many [21] flowered inflorescence holding the resupinate flowers on the terminal half.

This species is similar to C ornithioides but this species has a 3 lobed lip.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 photo fide; Icones Brasilensis I Plate 026 Neto & Campacci 2000 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 photo fide;