Catasetum tigrinum Rchb.f 1881 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes

Yellow Flower Photo courtesy of JEM Orchids

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Common Name The Tiger Striped Catasetum

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.5 cm]

This is a medium sized, hot growing, Brazilian [Mato Grosso] epiphytic species found in fairly shady situations with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying linear-lanceolate to oblanceolate, plicate leaves that blooms in the late spring and often again in the summer on a basal, arching then pendant, 8" [20 cm] long, racemose, several [12] flowered inflorescence carrying the flowers clustered towards the terminal end.

This species requires shade, high humidity and even hot temperatures with a decided 3 month rest in the winter months.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs 1975; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; The World of Catasetum Holst 1999 photo fide; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 as C leopodii photo fide;

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