Catasetum jarae Dodson & D.E. Benn. 1989 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Divaricatae Photo by Patricia Harding

FragrancePart shade Warm SpringSummer

Common Name Jara's Catasetum [Peruvian original collector of species current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 950 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with fusiform, ridged, noded pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by imbricate sheaths and carrying 2 to 3 apical, plicate, elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the channeled petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a basal, suberect, to 12" [30 cm] long, racemose, several flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant, non-resupinate flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 017 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing hmm male?; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide