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

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 6 1987 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/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

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