Catasetum rodigasianum Rolfe 1889 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Divaricatae Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name or Meaning Rodigas' Catasetum [Rolfe's colleague on Lindenia in 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Santa Catarina state of Brazil in the coastal Atlantic Forest as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with fusiform to subconical, curved pseudobulbs carrying 6, elliptic-lanceolate to oblanceolate, plicate, 3 nerved leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendant, to 20" [50 cm] long, 18 to 24 flowered inflorescence holding the flowers towards the apical half.

Synonyms Catasetum cernuum var. rodigasianum (Rolfe) Mansf. 1932; Catasetum rohrii Pabst 1953

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C cernuum var rodigasianum drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as C rohrii drawing; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 as C rohrii; The World Of Catasetum Holst 1999 drawing ok;

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