Caularthron indivisum (Bradford ex Griseb.) Garay & Dunst. 1979

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Common Name The Uniform Caularthron

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with fusiform, basally hollow pseudobulbs subtended by imbricating, non-foliaceous, white sheaths carrying 4 to 6, towards the apex, oblong or elliptic-oblong, fleshy, coriaceous, obtuse leaves and blooms on a terminal, 6" [15 cm] long, several, successive flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.

CAUTION This species is often delegated to a synonym of C bilamellatum but this one does not have any lamellae on the lip thereby separating it. I await better references to be absolutely sure of this determination!

Synonyms Caularthron bilamellatum f. indivisum (Bradford) Carnevali & I.Ramírez 2003; Diacrium bicornutum var. indivisum (Bradford) Cogn 1910; Diacrium indivisum Broadway 1895; *Epidendrum indivisum Bradford ex Griseb.1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Fl. Brit. W. I.: 614 Griseb. 1864;

Fl. Bras. 3(5): 188 Cogniaux 1898 as Diacrium bicornutum var indivisum;

Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Diacrium bicornutum var indivisum;

*Orchids of Venezuela; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 fide;

Orquídea (Méx.) 13(1-2): 301-308 1993 drawing fide;

Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol V Withner 1998;

Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Fl. Venez. Guayana 7: 273 Carnevali & Ramirez 2003 as C bilamellatum f indivisum;