Catasetum dunstervillei G.A.Romero & Carnevali 1989 SUBGENUS mixed with Pseudocatasetum and Subgenus Catasetum Section Catasetum - appears to be Subgenus Catasetum Section Catasetum Holotype Photo by Gustavo Romero

Another Flower

Another Flower Photos by Gustavo A Romero

Part Sun Hot

Common Name or Meaning Dunsterville's Catasetum [A Orchid Enthusiast and Explorer in Venezuela 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela and Guyana in gallery and wet forests at elevations of 50 to 100 meters as a hot growing epiphyte and natural hybrid between C pileatum and C discolor, and as such can have a variable flower both in form and color.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 not = C x dunstervillei drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 as C fimbriatumdrawing good; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 as C fimbriatum not = C x dunstervillei drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 2/115 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 ; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009 drawing good;