Catasetum X tapiriceps Rchb. f. 1888 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras

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A natural hybrid between C pileatum and C macrocarpum occurring in Venezuela and Brazil at elevations of 125 to 150 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with fusiform, conical to narrowly ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by imbricate leaf-bearing sheaths carrying 4 to 7, oblanceolate to obovate, acute to shortly acuminate leaves that are articulate to the leaf sheath and blooms on an erect to pendant, laxly to densely few flowered inflorescence arisng on a newly matured pseudobulb.

Synonyms Catasetum albopurpureum L.Linden 1896; Catasetum apertum Rolfe 1895; Catasetum cabrutae Schnee 1953; Catasetum cupuliforme Gower 1894; Catasetum lindenii Cogn. 1895; Catasetum lucianii Cogn. 1895; Catasetum macrocarpum var. aurantiacum Cogn. 1894; Catasetum macrocarpum var. flavescens Cogn. ex M.Gardner 1894; Catasetum macrocarpum var. lindenii O'Brien 1894; Catasetum macrocarpum var. luteopurpureum Cogn. 1895; Catasetum macrocarpum var. luteorosum L.Linden 1896; Catasetum maculatum var. flavescens Cogn. 1894; Catasetum maculatum var. luteopurpureum Cogn. 1895; Catasetum magnificum Gower 1894; Catasetum mirabile Cogn. 1895; Catasetum obrienianum Gower 1894; Catasetum revolutum Cogn. 1894; Catasetum quadricolor Cogn. 1895; Catasetum semiroseum Beck 1895; Catasetum splendens Cogn. 1894; Catasetum splendens var. acutipetalum L.Linden 1896; Catasetum splendens var. albopurpureum (L.Linden) Cogn. 1902; Catasetum splendens var. album Linden & Cogn. 1895; Catasetum splendens var. aliciae Linden & Cogn. 1895; Catasetum splendens var. atropurpureum Linden & Cogn. 1895; Catasetum splendens var. aurantiacum Rolfe 1894; Catasetum splendens var. aureomaculatum De Bosschere 1896; Catasetum splendens var. aureum Cogn. 1894; Catasetum splendens var. eburneum Rolfe 1895; Catasetum splendens var. flavescens Rolfe 1894; Catasetum splendens var. grignanii L.Linden 1897; Catasetum splendens var. lansbergianum L.Linden 1897; Catasetum splendens var. lindenii Rolfe 1894; Catasetum splendens var. lucianii Rolfe 1894; Catasetum splendens var. maculatum Rolfe 1894; Catasetum splendens var. mirabile Rolfe 1895; Catasetum splendens var. obrienianum Rolfe 1894; Catasetum splendens var. punctatissimum Rolfe 1895; Catasetum splendens var. regale Gower 1894; Catasetum splendens var. revolutum (Cogn.) Cogn. 1902; Catasetum splendens var. rubiginosum L.Linden 1897; Catasetum splendens var. rubrum Linden & Cogn. 1895; Catasetum splendens var. semiroseum (Beck) Cogn. 1902; Catasetum splendens var. viride Rolfe 1894; Catasetum splendens var. worthingtonianum Rolfe 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C x apterum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C macrocarpum var aurantiacum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 4 1959 photo as C x splendens; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as C splendens drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as C apterum drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 as C splendens drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela; An Illustrated Field Guide vol 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 as C apterum drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as C splendens drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 NO 1 1980 photo as C apertum; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991; The World of Catasetum Holst 1999; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide;

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