Catasetum rooseveltianum Hoehne 1916 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Divaricatae Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Amother Flower Photo by JEM Orchids

Another Flower Photo by Dalton Holland Baptiste


Common Name Roosevelt's Catasetum [Named to honor the US President]

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

This is a medium sized, hot growing epiphytic species found in Mato Grosso state, Brazil and Bolivia in savannahs at elevations around 400 meters on palm trees along rivers with fusiform, some curved pseuduobulbs carrying linear-lanceolate, plicate leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on a basal, erect to pendant, 8"+ [20+ cm] long, racemose, several [6] flowered inflorescence arising on leafless mature pseudobulbs.

This plant requires shady, airy, sparsely watered conditions and should be mounted in a way to let the pseudobulbs arch downwards.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1976 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 5 1987 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0309 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 drawing/photo fide; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 photo fide;