Catasetum kraenzlinianum Mansf.1932 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBGENUS Convergentes? Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Inflorescence Photo by Daniel Souza

Part Shade HotLATESpring Summer

Common Name Kraenzlin's Catasetum [German Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northern and western [Rondonia] Brazil in rain forests at elevations of 90 to 400 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by deciduous sheaths and carrying up to 6, arched, oblanceolate, plicate, narrowing below into the pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a, basal, male, pendant, racemose, 4.8 to 8.2" [12 to 21 cm] long, to 15 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, stem-clasping bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers held in the distal third of the stem.

Synonyms Catasetum micranthum Kraenzl. 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 029 Castro & Campacci 2000 as C galeatum

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