Catasetum purusense D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes

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


Common Name The Rio Purus Catasetum [A River in east central Peru]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ucayali department of Peru at elevations around 200 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbsa carrying 5 to 7, elliptic-oblanceolate,acuminate, petiolate base leaves taht blooms in the late spring on an arching, peduncle to 6" [15 cm] long, 12" [30 cm] long overall, densely many flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carrying flowers that smell strongly of black pepper.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bol. CAOB 5(1): 26 P.Castro & Campacci 1993 photo/drawing fide; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014;