Catasetum punctatum Rolfe 1894 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Divaricatae Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium


Common Name or Meaning The Spotted Catasetum

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Bahia state of Brazil in dry forests as a medium sized, hot and dry growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 6, plicate, 3 veined, linear-lanceolate, dark green leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a 12" [30 cm] long, arching, to 10 flowered inflorescence holding the fragrant flowers in the apical half.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 drawing/photo ok;