Catasetum napoense Dodson 1978 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes

Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sun Warm MIDWinter EARLIERSpring

Common Name The Napo Catasetum [A Province of Ecuador]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in northeastern Ecuador and Peru in wet tropical forests at elevations around 500 to 550 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with fusiform, several noded, enveloped by soon evanescent sheaths and carrying thin, heavily veined beneath, plicate, distichous, elliptic-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the mid winter through earlier spring on an erect, basal, female 3 to 4 flowered or male to 12" [30 cm] long, 11 to 21 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 407 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; The World Of Catasetum Holst 1999; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo okish????