Catasetum cotylicheilum D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes?

TYPE Drawing by D.E.Benn. & Christenson

Part sun Warm Summer Fall

Common Name The Small Cup Shaped Lip Catasetum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests on dead stumps and on trunks of old rubber trees at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid-fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by several, distichous, imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying several, deciduous, oblanceolate, plicate, acuminate, gradually tapering below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on a lateral, peduncle stiff, with 4 to 6 distant, ovate-triangular bracts, 6" [15 cm] long overall, laxly 5 or more flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 410 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014;