Catasetum schunkei Dodson & D.E.Benn. 1989 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION ConvergentesPhoto by Cataman 2012 and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Inflorescence Photo by Mundiflora Website

Common Name Schunke's Catasetum [Peruvian Original collector of species current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Peru in wet tropical forests at elevations of 280 to 500 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, conical to fusiform, ridged, noded pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by imbricate sheaths and carrying plicate, eliptical, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter through summer on a basal, stout, 5" [15 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 020 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; The World of Catasetum Holst 1999; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #9 2017 photo fide;