Catasetum nanayanum Dodson & D.E.Benn. 1989 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras Photo by Padre Pedro Ortiz

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Dodson & Bennett

Another Male Flower?

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 Colombia? and 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. CAUTION Padre Ortiz photo above may not be this species as it was found in Colombia and I can find no refernces to its occuring there, but the TYPE drawing is absolutely correct and it is close to the Ortiz photo but not exact.


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; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide