Catasetum triodon Rchb.f 1857 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Part shade Cool Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Three Clawed Catasetum

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Santa Catarina state of Brazil in the coastal Atlantic forest by as a medium sized, cool growing epiphtye with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 6, plicate, 3 veined, elliptic-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the early spring and again in the summer or fall on a to 17" [43 cm] long, arching to pendant, to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Catasetum monodon Kraenzl.1904; Catasetum triodon var guttulatum Hoehne 1942

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C triodon var guttulatum; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 as C triodon photo good; A World Of Catasetum Holst 1999 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #10 2019 drawing fide;