Catasetum microglossum Rolfe 1913 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Divaricatae Photo by The Ecuagenera Website

Inflorescence Photo by Patricia Harding

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Common Name The Small Lipped Catasetum

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.5 cm]

Found in Peru, Ecuador, and southeastern Colombia in densely forested tropical lowlands as a medium sized, hot to warm growing orchid with fusiform, several noded, slightly compressed and curved pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several distichous, foliaceous sheaths carrying thin, linear-lanceolate to oblanceolate, plicate, medium green leaves that blooms in the fall to winter on an arching to pendant, several flowered, to 26" [65 cm] long inflorescence arising from the basal pseudobulb nodes carrying either 3 to 4 female flowers, or 7 to 11 male flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 3 1961 photo; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1982; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 406 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Dodson Vol 1 1993 photo ok; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 drawing/photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo not = C expansum; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae Jimenez & Jimenez 2014 photo fide

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