Catasetum kempfii Dodson & R.Vásquez 1989 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Convergentes

Side View Photos by © Art Vogel

Inflorescence Photo by © Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

Part sun Summer EARLYFall

Common Name Kempf's Catasetum [A Naturalist Assasinated by Narcotrafficers during a scientific expedition in Boliva 1900's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Bolivia in subtropical forests without elevational data as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying distichous, plicate, articulate, elliptic leaves that blooms in the later summer to early fall on a basal, arched, racemose, green, basally becoming purple towards the apex, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0308 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999