Catasetum peruvianum Dodson & D.E.Benn. 1989 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes

Side View of Flower


Photos by © Jose Luis Panozo Añez

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © D.E.Benn. & Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another 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 and 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 male inflorescence


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?