Catasetum peruvianum Dodson & D.E.Benn. 1989 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes TYPE Drawing by D.E.Benn. & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Flower? Photo by Delphina Arauja Orchid News Webpage

Common Name The Peruvian Catasetum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Peru in montane forests at elevations around 500 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped completely by 8 to 9 foliaceous sheaths carring plicate, elliptic, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, shorter, few flowered female inflorescence and a basal, longer, many flowered inflorescence

Caution the photo above does not conform well to the type drawing by Dodson & Bennett so PLEASE USE WITH CAUTION!!!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Series II Plate 0019 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; The World Of Catasetum Holst 1999; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo not?