Catasetum deltoideum (Lindl.) Mutel 1837 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Divaricatae

Inflorescence Photos by Maarten Sepp

Part sunWarmTo CoolSummer

Common Name The Triangular Catasetum

Flower Size

Found in Guyana, Fr Guiana, Surinam and Brazil in forests at higher elevations as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with oblong-fusiform pseudobulbs carrying deciduous, plicate, many nerved, oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, green basally grading to maroon towards the apex, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Myanthus deltoideus Lindl.1836

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; ; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; The World of Catasetum Holst 1999 drawing fide/photo not;