Catasetum yavitaense G.A.Romero & C.Gómez 1998 SUBGENUS Catasetum SECTION Isoceras SUBSECTION Convergentes Drawing by © Bruno Manara,

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Common Name The Yavita Catasetum [a town in southwestern Venezuela]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southwestern Venezuela in wet forests at elevations of 100 to 200 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with an arching, to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers that are dark green to dark maroon.

Similar to C juruenense bt differs in the lip shape. It is also similar to C callosum but differs in the short antennae that touch each other but never reach the basal callus of the lip vs long divergent antennae that rest on either side of the callus.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Papaers in Botany Vol 3 # 1 54 Schedulae Orchidum I Garay 1998 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide;