Catasetum parguazense G.A.Romero & G.Carnevali 1989 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras

Another Angle Photos by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Flower detail drawing Drawing by Dunsterville and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Paraguaza River Catasetum [Venezuelan River]

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Brazil growing on trees along river banks and in wet forests at elevations of 50 to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying, dark green, oblanceolate, plicate leaves and blooms in the spring and summer with a basal, slightly arching then pendant, 3" [7.5 cm] long, 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly emerging pseudobulb carrying resupinate flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as C bicallosum drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as C bicallosum drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;

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