Catasetum fernandezii D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998

SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Isoceras Photo by J E Householder and Atrium Biodiversity Information System

Part sun Fall

Common Name Fernandez Catasetum [Peruvian Collector of species ]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests as a medium szied epiphyte with spindle shaped pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricating leafless below and leafbearing above sheaths and carrying 4 to 5, plicate, elliptic-oblanceolate, acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an arching-horizontal, 10" [25 cm] long, 7 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 411 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; A World of Catasetum Holst 1999; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide