Catasetum lanciferum Lindl. 1841 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION?

Female Flower Photos by Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

Part sun WarmSpring Summer

Common Name The Small Sword Catasetum

Flower Size 2 3/4" [6.8 cm]

Found in Peru and Minas Gerais Brazil at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with elliptical pseudobulbs enveloped by leafless and leafbearing sheaths carrying linear-oblanceolate, medium green, plicate, 3 nerved leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a male inflorescence - almost erect then arching, to 14" [35 cm] long, to 20 flowered or a female inflorescence that is almost straight, to 7" [to 18 cm] long, and carrying up to 3 flowers.

Synonyms Catasetum appendiculatum Schltr. 1925

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The World Of Catasetum Holst 1999 as C appendiculatum drawing/photo fide; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko and Bermudez 2009 as C barbata [male] Arias photo fide

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