Catasetum fimbriatum (C. Morr.) Lindl. & Paxton 1850-1 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes Photos by © Danny Lentz plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden©

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Common Name The Fringed Catasetum

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Guyana?, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina in dry lowland regions on trunks of palm trees at altitudes of 400 to 500 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with conical-fusiform, several-noded pseudobulbs subtended by several leaf bearing sheaths carrying several, oblong-ligulate, submembraneous, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a basal, pendant, 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and has many [7 to 15] loosely arranged, fleshy, very spicily fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Catasetum cogniauxii Linden 1895; Catasetum fimbriatum var. aurantiacum Porsch 1908; Catasetum fimbriatum var. brevipetalum Porsch 1908; Catasetum fimbriatum var fissum Rchb.f 1881; Catasetum fimbriatum var inconstans [Hoehne] Mansf 1942; Catasetum fimbriatum var. micranthum Porsch 1908; Catasetum fimbriatum var morrenianum Mansf. 1942; Catasetum fimbriatum var ornithorhynchum [Porsch] Mansf. 1942; Catasetum fimbriatum var. platypterum Rchb.f. 1889; Catasetum fimbriatum var. subtropicale Hauman 1917; Catasetum fimbriatum var. viridulum Rchb.f. 1887; Catasetum inconstans Hoehne 1915; Catasetum negrense Schltr. 1925; Catasetum orinthorrhynchum Porsch 1905; Catasetum pflanzii Schlechter 1912; Catasetum wredeanum Schlechter 1915; *Myanthus fimbriatus C. Morr. 1848

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C fimbriatum var fissum drawing; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C fimbriatum var inconstans drawing; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C fimbriatum var morrenianum drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C fimbriatum var ornithorrhynchum; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 10 1958 photo; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing not = C x dunstervillei; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 not = C x dunstervillae; Die Orchideen #2 5-8 tafel 3 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo ok; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 not = C x dunstervillei; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1982; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 5132 Vasquez & Dodson 1982 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 7 1983 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 2/116 1991; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 1 2003 photo; Boletim CAOB Vol 55 2004; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 no 9 2004 photo; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateua Menezes 2004 photo fide; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photo fide;

Catasetum fimbriatum (C. Morr.) Lindl. & Paxton 1850-1 var morrenianum Mansf. 1942; Photos by © Danny Lentz and the Atlanta Botanical Garden ©

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide;

Catasetum fimbriatum (C. Morr.) Lindl. & Paxton 1850-1 ?? No Fringe Photos by © Danny Lentz and the Atlanta Botanical Garden ©

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

May be another species as there is no fringe, no triggers on lip, no recurved apex to the lip

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