Catasetum hookeri Lindl. 1824 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Divaricatae Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Katia Seagull and Her Orchid Web Site

Female Flower Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Full ShadeHotWarmLATESpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning Hooker's Catasetum [English Botanist Early 1800's]

Flower Size 3/4" [2.3 cm]

Found in Rio De Janiero, Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais states of Brazil at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters in shady forests as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with close set, fusiform to oblong-fusiform, slightly compressed, often slightly curved pseudobulbs carrying 6, plicate, 3 nerved, linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a basal, 7" [18 cm] long, to 9 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb carrying the flowers in an apical cluster.

Synonyms Catasetum hookeri var triste Rchb.f 1863; Catasetum imschootianum L.Linden & Cogn. 1893; Catasetum milleri Lodd. ex Lindl. 1838; Catasetum triste Rchb.f. 1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as C triste; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C hookeri var triste; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 photos ok; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 photo/drawing fide

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