Catasetum sanguineum Lindley & Paxton 1851-2 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes Photos by Danny Lentz plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Gardench

Another Color Form Photo by JEM Orchids

Female flower form with male pollina, Hermaphroditic Photo by Jay Pfahl

Female flower Photo by Weyman Bussey, plant grown by Judy Carney

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Common Name The Red Catasetum

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4 cm]

A medium sized, warm to hot growing epiphytic species found from Colombia and Venezuela at elevations below 800 meters in tropical lowlands with a protracted dry season. The plant has fusiform to conical, 4 noded, slightly rugose pseudobulbs subtended by scarious sheaths becoming leaf bearing sheaths above and carrying 2 apical, plicate, narrowly elliptical leaves and blooms from the spring through fall on a basal, 12 [30 cm] long, racemose, erect to pendant, many flowered inflorescence arising on a newly mature pseudobulb carrying fragrant flowers and requires light to moderate shade.

Very similar to C naso but differs in the much larger, in all aspects, protruding nose above the apex of the midlobe of the lip among other characteristics

Synonyms Catasetum naso var. pictum T. Moore 1857; Catasetum naso var. viride T. Moore 1857; Myanthus sanguineus Linden ?; Catasetum sanguineum var. integrale Rchb.f. 1887; Catasetum sanguineum var. viride (T.Moore) Jenny 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing [all but top left drawing] fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 NO 1 1980 photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 The Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 drawing [all but top left] fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 6 1986 drawing; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999 drawing/photo fide; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; Native Orchids Of Colombia Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 5 2009 photo;

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- rasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 The Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Dunsterville and Garay 1979; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; Native Orchids Of Colombia Vol 5 COS 1994