Catasetum randii Rolfe 1894 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras Photo by H Teuscher

Another Flower? 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

CAUTION The first photo is a good match but was collected on the Pacific coast of Ecuador which has not been cited as a locality for this orchid. The second photo by Rudolf Jenny has no references that support it as this speciews. So Please use extreme caution with these determinations!!!!!

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing hmm; *AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 7 1961 photo fide to the first photo; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 as C barbatum; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing not to either; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; The World Of Catasetum Holst 1999 as C rivularium not photo = C randii photo hmm; AOS Buletin Vol 71 No 5 2002 photo