Catasetum dupliciscutula Senghas 1991 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Divaricatae Photo by Ze Panozo

Brown Color Form Photo by Art Vogel

Part Shade WarmWinterEARLYSpring

Common Name The Two Pitted Catasetum

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in northern Brazil and Bolivia in Amazon forests at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with aggregate, fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped by leaf less and leafbearing sheaths in youth and carrying lanceolate, plicate, deciduous, acute, gradually narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on a basal, pendulous, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, to 12 flowered inflorescence with 3 to 5 amplexicaul bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Easily determined by the long antennae on the labellum.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 photo good; A World of Catasetum Holst 1999; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol II Plate 126 Neto 2006 as Catasetum duplicutulatum drawing/photo good