Catasetum gardneri Schltr. 1914 SUBGENUS Pseudocatasetum Photo by Clouds Orchids Photo Website

Part sun HotLATEFallEARLYWinter

Common Name Gardner's Catasetum [English Botanist and Orchid Collector in Brazil 1800's]

Flower Size 1.25" [3.2 cm]

Found in eastern Brazil at low elevations near the coast in sandy soils as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with fusiform, some curved pseudobulbs enveloped completely by leafless and leafbearing sheaths carrying up to 8, linear-oblanceolate, medium green, plicate, 3 prominent nerved, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late fall to early winter on a male, erect to semi-erect to 24" [to 60 cm] long, to 18 flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate, all facing in the same direction flowers.

Similar to C discolor

Synonyms Catasetum fimbriatum (Gardner) Rchb.f. 1872; Monachanthus fimbriatus Gardner 1839

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; A World of Catasetum Holst 1999 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 photo fide;