Catasetum oriximinaense Campacci & J.B.F.Silva 2010 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras

TYPE Drawing Photo/Drawing by Campacci & J.B.F.Silva and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Oriximina Catasetum [A municipality in Para' state of Brazil]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Para' state of Brazil at elevations around 40 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with oblong-fusiform, several noded, erect, becoming rugose and sulcate with age pseudobulbs carrying oblong-lanceolate, undulate margins, plicate with prominent veined leaves that blooms in the late spring on a male, lateral, slightly arcuate, rigid, 6" [15 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with amplexicaul, acute, white floral bracts and carrying non resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icon. Pl. Trop., ser. 2, 1: t. 18 Dodson & D E Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 415 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Supplemental plate Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide