Catasetum expansum

Catasetum expansum (0)

Catasetum expansum


Common Name The Expansive Catasetum

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]


A large sized, showy, hot to cool growing epiphytic Catasetum from northeastern Ecuador in dry forest at elevations of 20 to 1500 meters with spindle shaped pseudubulbs carrying several deciduous, plicate, lanceolate leaves that can bloom from May until December on a basal, 12" [30 cm] long, several [6] flowered arching raceme arising on a newly forming pseudobulb carying either male or female flowers.

The flowers can be found in many colors including yellow, green, white and sometimes with maroon spots.

Synonyms Catasetum expansum var sodiroi [Schlechter] Mansf.; Catachaetum recurvatum Link 1844; Catasetum cliftonii R.H. Torr. 1911; Catasetum platyglossum Schltr. 1916; Catasetum recurvatum Link 1844; Catasetum sodiroi Schltr. 1921



Photos by © Danny Lentz plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden



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