Catasetum osculatum

Catasetum osculatum (0)

Catasetum osculatum

 

ORIGIN: This is a large sized, hot growing, epiphytic, southwestern Brazilian species from Matto Grosso, Matto Grosso do Sul and Rondonia states in gallery Amazonian forests on living palms and dead trees at elevations of 200 to 500 meters.

 

DESCRIPTION: This is a large sized, hot growing, epiphytic, southwestern Brazilian species from Matto Grosso, Matto Grosso do Sul and Rondonia states in gallery Amazonian forests on living palms and dead trees at elevations of 200 to 500 meters with clustered, fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several deciduous, leaf sheaths carrying up to 11, arched, oblanceolate, plicate leaves that blooms in the fall in Brazil on a basal, arching to pendant, 18 2/5 [46 cm] long, racemose, several to many [to 20] flowered inflorescence arising on a newly mature pseudobulb.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 2/5 inches [6 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).

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

Photo: Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids, Ctsm. osculatum 'Kisses'

 

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