Catasetum schweinfurthii D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998

SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras Photo by Nelocactus and Nelocactus Website

Part sun WarmLATERSpringEARLYSummer

Common Name Schweinfurth's Catasetum [American Botanist with Peruvian Species 1900's]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 800 to 900 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 6, plicate, elliptic, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on an arching, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, racemose, dark purple, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, bright green floral bracts.

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ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 419 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; A World of Catasetum Holst 1999; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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