Catasetum randii Rolfe 1894 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Rand's Catasetum

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Amazonas Brazil as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elliptic, noded pseudobulbs carrying up to 6, plicate, elliptic, acute, narrowing below into the clasping pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms on a basal, erect, 7.2 to 8.8" [18 to 22 cm] long, stout, green, several flowered inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing hmm; *AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 6 1961 photo; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 as C barbatum; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing not; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; The World Of Catasetum Holst 1999 as C rivularium not photo = C randii; AOS Buletin Vol 71 No 5 2002 photo