Catasetum lanceatum F.E.L.Miranda 1986

SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Divaricatae

TYPE Photos

TYPE Drawing Photos/TYPE Drawing by F.E.L.Miranda and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Spear Carrying Catasetum [refers to the male lip apex]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Amazonas state of Brazil at elevations around 80 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, fusiform, elongate pseudobulbs carrying to 13, oblong-lanceolate, attenuate below into the pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a male, arching, to 30" [75 cm] long, wioth amplexicaul, lanceoalte bracts, to 30 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers.

Female inflorescence are erect, to 6.4" [16 cm] long, to 7 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 1: 148. F.E.L.Miranda 1986 Drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 #5 1987 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses I Plate 31 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing fide;