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Catasetum tigrinum


Catasetum tigrinum


Common Name: The Tiger Striped Catasetum

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.5 cm]

This is a medium sized, hot growing, Brazilian [Mato Grosso] epiphytic species found in fairly shady situations with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying linear-lanceolate to oblanceolate, plicate leaves that blooms in the late spring and often again in the summer on a basal, arching then pendant, 8" [20 cm] long, racemose, several [12] flowered inflorescence carrying the flowers clustered towards the terminal end.

This species requires shade, high humidity and even hot temperatures with a dedicated 3 month rest in the winter months.

Synonyms Catasetum tenebrosum f. smaragdinum D.E.Benn., Christenson & Collantes 1999

Source: http://www.orchidspecies.com/cattenebrosa.htm



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