Catasetum pileatum Rchb.f 1882 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Catasetum

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Red Version Close Up

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Another Color Form

Flower Closeup

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Inflorescence

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White color form

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Female Flower

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Disected Flower

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Common Name The Felt-Capped Catasetum

Flower Size more than 4" [to more than 10 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador in lowland forest at elevations around 100 to 200 meters with tropical conditions with a long wet period and a short dry season as a large sized, hot growing epiphytic species with clustered, fusiform-ovoid, several noded pseudobulbs that are enveloped by several leaf bearing sheaths carrying distichous, lanceolate, suberect, plicate leaves and blooms in the spring and summer on a basal, erect to pendant, 12" [30 cm] long, several to many [4 to 10] flowered, racemose inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers that open very flat and arise on a mature pseudobulb.

Venezuela made this their national flower until 1921 when it was changed to Cattlaya mossiae var wagnerii.

Synonyms Catasetum bungerothii N.E.Br 1886; Catasetum bungerothii var. album Linden & Rodigas 1888; Catasetum bungerothii var. aurantiacum Cogn. 1894; Catasetum bungerothii var. lindenii Gower 1894; Catasetum bungerothii var. pottsianum L.Linden & Rodigas 1887; Catasetum bungerothii var. randii Rodigas 1890; Catasetum bungerothii var. regale Gower 1894; Catasetum pileatum var album Gogn. 1902; Catasetum pileatum var aurantiacum Cogn 1895; Catasetum pileatum var lindenii Hort 1894; Catasetum pileatum var pottsianum Linden & Rodig. 1887; Catasetum pileatum var randii Rodigas 1890; Catasetum pileatum var regale Hort. 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C pileatum var album; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C pileatum var aurantiacum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C pileatum var lindeni; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C pileatum var pottsianum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C pileatum var randi; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C pileatum var regale; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 8 1960 photo ok; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; AOS Orchid Culture 1963 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #3 1967 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 # 9 1967; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 8 1970 photo fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 44 #8 1975 as C pileatum var aureumphoto fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1976 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1976 as C pileatum var bungerothii drawing fide; The Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 NO 1 1980 photo fide; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 7 1983 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 5 1987 photo fide; Venezuelan Orchids Dunsterville 1987 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 4/118 1991 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 10 1995 photo; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Digest Vol 60 #4 1996 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 10 1996 as C pileatum var aurianticum photo fide; Venezuela, Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 as C pileatum var imperialis photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 7 1998 photo fide; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 #5 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 22 #2 2002 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 1 2003 photo; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 #1 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 10 2005 photo fide; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase and Rasmussen 2009 Male/Female photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #3 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #4 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 female flower photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #9 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 1 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #10 2019 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide

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