Catasetum decipiens Rchb.f. 1887 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Divaricatae

Drawing by P. de Pannemaeker

Part sun

Common Name The Deceiving Catasetum [Similar to C discolor but differs in the well developed anntenae]

Flower Size

Found in Tachira state of Venezuela with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying elliptic-lanceolate, recurved, plicate, attenuate below into the pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, recurved, 7 to 10 flowered inflorescence. .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Flora de VenezuelaVolumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 photo hmm