Catasetum franchinianum K.G.Lacerda 1998 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes Photo by ABRACC

Part sun Hot WarmLATERSummerFall

Common Name Franchini's Catasetum

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Goias state of Brazil in savannahs at elevations of 200 to 600 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by several deciduous sheaths and carrying 7, arched, plicate, oblanceolate, narrowing below into the pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on 1 to 2, basal, male, arched, racemose, 12" [30 cm] long, to 18 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate stem-clasping bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A World of Catasetum Holst 1999; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 001 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing fide