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

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


Common Name The Pale Yellow Catasetum

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in coastal Brazil in the states of Bahia, Espirito 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; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 drawing photo fide;