Catasetum monzonense D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras TYPE drawing by D.E.Benn. & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Rio Monzon Catasetum [A river in Huanuco department of Peru]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 700 to 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with oblong-ovoid to fusiform, several noded, sulcate and rugose with age pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 5, elliptic, plicate, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a male, basal, erect, peduncle to 4" [10 cm] long, 12" [30 cm] long overall, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate,acuminate, much shorter thanthe ovary floral bracts and carrying 12 to 18 flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 414 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001