Catasetum × dunstervillei G.A.Romero & Carnevali 1989 SUBGENUS mixed with Pseudocatasetum and Subgenus Catasetum Section Catasetum - appears to be Subgenus Catasetum Section Catasetum Photo courtesy of Katia Seagull and Her Orchid Web Site

Another Flower Photo by Jesús R. Cedeño

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; 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;