Catasetum nanayanum Dodson & D.E.Benn. 1989 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras

Female Inflorescence and flowers Drawings by D.E.Benn. & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Rio Nanay Catasetum [A river in Loreto department of Peru]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 100 to 850 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with fusiform, several noded, sulcate and rugose with age pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 6 elliptic-lanceolate, plicate, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a male, basal, suberect, peduncle to 9.6" [24 cm] long, 16" [40 cm] long overall, 10 to 23 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts.

The female inflorescence is 10.8" [27 cm] long overall and carries 5 or so flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icon. Pl. Trop., ser. 2, 1: t. 18 Dodson & D E Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 415 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Supplemental plate Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001