Catasetum denticulatum

Catasetum denticulatum (0)

Catasetum denticulatum

 

Common Name The Small-Toothed Catasetum

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found in Rondonia state of Brazil in Amazonian rain forest at elevations of 100 to 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered fusiform pseudobulbs that are enveloped basally by several deciduous leaf sheaths and carries 5 to 10, plicate, arched, oblanceolate leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a basal, erect to suberect, several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising basally on a new pseudobulb lead.

This species needs a winter rest and enjoys moderate shade, even watering and fertilizing through its growth period

This species is similar to C cirrhaeoides and C pulchrum but differs in having the denticulate margins and the shallow concavity in the lip while the others have entire margins and a lip with a deep saccate hollow.

 

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