Catasetum galeritum Rchb.f. 1886 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes

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Fragrance Part Shade HotFall Winter

Common Name The Small Cap Catasetum [refers to the shape of the pouch of the lip]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in northern Brazil in transitional forests between rainforests and savannah at elevations of 100 to 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with fuisiform to conical, often curved pseudobulbs enveloped completely by leaf sheaths and carrying 6 to 7, oblanceolate, 3 veined, plicate leaves that blooms in the fall to winter on a male, pendant, to 10" [25 cm] long, 7 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Catasetum galeritum var pachyglossum Rchb.f 1889

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C aleritum var pachyglossum; AOS Bulletin VOl 56 No 5 1987 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; The World of Catasetum Holst 1999 photo female only

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