Catasetum spitzii

Catasetum spitzii (0)

Catasetum spitzii

 

Common Name: Spitz's Catasetum [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size: 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm]

Found in Brazil and Bolivia at elevations up to 800 meters in subtropical forests as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with short, fusiform pseudobulbs carrying several, plicate, narrowly elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a newly developing pseudobulb with a basal, 16" long [40 cm], horizontal, several to many [11 to 35] flowered inflorescence carrying color and size variable flowers. 

 

This plant needs a decided rest after leaf fall and should get little or no water or fertilizer until new growth appears.

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