Catasetum rooseveltianum Hoehne 1916 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Divaricatae

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

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found in Mato Grosso state, Brazil and Bolivia in savannahs at elevations around 400 meters on palm trees along rivers as a medium sized, hot growing epiphytic species 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; Lankesteriana 19(3) 2019 drawing fide