Catasetum transversicallosum D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Divaricatae

TYPE Drawing by D.E.Benn. & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Transverse Basal Callus Catasetum

Flower Size 1.52" [3.8 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 700 to 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 5, lanceolate, acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer through fall on a male, arching-pendent, peduncle 3.6" [9 cm] long, to 16" [40 cm] long overall, 12 to 18 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 421 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; The World Of Catasetum Holtz 1999; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001;