Catasetum deusvandoi Campacci & G.F.Carr 2010 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes

TYPE Drawing Drawing by © Campacci and Carr and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sunWarm LATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name Deusvando's Catasetum [Brazilian Collector of species current]

Flower Size .8" x 2" [2 x 5 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais Brazil at elevations around 600 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with oblong-fusiform, several noded, erect, becoming sulcate and rugose with age pseusobulbs carrying several, elliptic-lanceolate, green, plicate, undulate margins, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a male, lateral, erect, dark red-purple, to 10" [25 cm] long, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with amplexicaul, acute floral bracts carrying resupinate rust colored flowers.

Hermaphrodite flowers are non-resupinate and have green with rust colored spots on the petals and sepals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Colet. Orquídeas Brasil. 8: 270 Campacci & G.F.Carr 2010 photo/drawing fide