Catasetum dasilvae K.G.Lacerda & V.P.Castro 2005 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION ConvergentesPhoto by Juan Fernandez Gomez and his Orquideas de Rondonia Flickr Website

Part sunHotLATE SpringFall

Common Name DaSilva's Catasetum [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size

Found in Rondonia state of Brazil in Amazonian rainforests at elevations of 300 to 400 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphytic natural hybrid between C. denticulatum C. tigrinum with clustered, fusiform pseudobulbs carrying up to 7, oblong-lanceolate, deciduous, acute apically, narrowing below into the pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring throough fall on a basal, arching, to [16 cm] long overall, rachis to 1/3 the length overall, , to 9 flowered inflorescence with 4 lanceolate bracts and carrying resupinate flowers. .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 125 Castro & Campacci 2006 drawing fide;