Catasetum uncatum Rolfe 1895 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Inflorescence Photo by Daniel Souza

Part sun HotLATESummerFall

Common Name The Curved Inward or Hooked Catasetum [refers to the midlobe of the lip which is curved inward and the column whose apex is hooked]

Flower Size 1.2" [3.1 cm]

Found in Pernambuco, Alagoas and Ceara states of Brazil on palms near seashores, pastures and arid inland countrysides as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte that requires a long dry season with fusiform to elliptical, angled, curved, conspicuously furrowed pseudobulbs enveloped completely by imbricate leafless to leaf bearing above sheaths and carrying up to 7, linear-lanceolate to oblanceolate, medium to dark green, plicate, 3 veined leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a male, arching then pendant, 19.2 to 24" [48 to 60 cm] long, to 22 flowered inflorescence with the flowers held in the apical 1/3.

Synonyms Catasetum uncatum f. xanthinum G.F.Carr & L.C.Menezes 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; A World of Catasetum Holst 1999 photo good