Catasetum joaquinianum Campacci & G.F.Carr 2011 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes

Plant and Inflorescence

TYPE Drawing Photos/drawing by © Campacci & G.F.Carr

Part sun Warm LATERSpring

Common Name Joaquin's Catasetum [Brazilan father of the discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais Brazil in the Atlantic rainforest at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with oblong-fusiform, several noded, erect, smooth becoming sulcate and rugose with age pseudobulbs carrying oblong-lanceolate, green, plicate, undulate margins, prominent veined dorsally, clasping base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a male, lateral, arching, to 12" [30 cm] long, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence.

Similar to C fimbriatum but this one differs most in always being green and never has spots, C fimbriatum is more commonly yellow with petals and sepals spotted with purple or brown.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Colet. Orquídeas Brasil. 9: 320 Campacci & G.F.Carr 2011 drawing/photo fide