Catasetum luridum (Link) Lindl. 1832 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Divaricatae

Inflorescence Photos by Danny Lentz plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Common Name The Pale Yellow Catasetum

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in coastal Brazil in the states of Bahia, Espiritu Santo and Rio de Janiero in the Atlantic Coastal forest as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying plicate, linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the spring in nature with a erect to arching, 24" [60 cm] long, rather loosely several [5 to 10] flowered inflorescence with fragrant, fleshy, nodding flowers.

Synonyms *Anguloa lurida Link 1824; Catachaetum literatum Hoffmanns. 1842; Catachaetum squalidum Hoffmanns. 1842; Catasetum abruptum [Link]Lindley 1842; Catasetum craniomorphum Hoffm. 1814; Catasetum literatum Hoffm. 1842; Catasetum purpurescens Hoffm. 1841; Catasetum squalidum Hoffm. 1842; Catasetum trifidum Hoffmanns. 1844; Catasetum turbinatum Hoffm. 1842; Epidendrum allare Vell. 1831; Epidendrum ollare Vell. 1831

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide3; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 drawing photo fide;

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