Catasetum multifidum F.E.L.Miranda 1986 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras

Inflorescence Photos by © Dione Douglas

Part sun HotFall

Common Name The Cleft Into Many Parts Catasetum [refers to the unusually long appendages of the lip]

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in Rondônia state of Brazil and Peru on palms at elevations of 100 to 300 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with fusiform to ellipic, clustered pseudobulbs enveloped completely by imbricate, leafless and higher up leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying to 8, oblanceolate, plicate leaves that blooms in the fall on a male, arching to pendant, 22" [55 cm] long, to 12 flowered infloresence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 5 1987 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; A World of Catasetum Holst 1999 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 034 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide