Catasetum coniforme C.Schweinf. 1943 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION? Drawing by Schweinfurth and The Epidendra WebPage


Common Name The Conical Catasetum [refers to the saccate-conical lip shape]

Flower Size

Found in Loreto Peru near Iquitos at elevations around 100 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with oblong-ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by scarious sheaths the uppermost leafbearing, and carrying 6, crowded, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a basal, erect to diffuse-arcuate, to 10" [25 cm] long, rachis to 3.6" [9 cm], subdensely 15 flowered inflorescence with mostly remote, short, close, tubular-infundibuliform bracts and small, scarious, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate floral bracts.

Similar to C cirrhaeoides but differs in its longer inflorescence, larger flowers and the serrate margins of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin 12/1943 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; The World of Catasetum Holst 1999;