Catasetum samaniegoi Dodson 1984 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Divaricatae Drawing by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Samaniego's Catasetum [Ecuadorian Engineer current]

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found in southern coastal Ecuador in dry tropical forests at elevations around 800 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with succulent, linear-oblong, terete, several noded pseudobulbs enveloped below by scarious, spiny midveined, foliaceous sheaths and carrying thin, deciduous, plicate, heavily parallel veined beneath, obovate, acute to acuminate apically, gradually narrowing below into the loosely conduplicate, subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, arching to pendent, to 11.2" [28 cm] long, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 909 Dodson 1984 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; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide