Catasetum pleidactylon D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras TYPE Drawing by D.E.Benn. & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Many Fingered Catasetum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Loreto department of Peru in lowland tropical rain forests at elevations around 220 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying narrowly elliptic-oblanceolate, acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an arching, peduncle to 4" [10 cm] long, to 12" [30 cm] long overall, 14 to 18 flowered inflorescence with small ovate-triangular floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 416 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999

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