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Orchid Species: Catasetum ariquemense

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Catasetum ariquemense is an orchid species identified by F.E.L.Miranda & K.G.Lacerda in 1992.
Catasetum (Ctsm.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
F.E.L.Miranda & K.G.Lacerda
ORIGIN: Found in Rondônia state of Brazil in rainforests at elevations of 100 to 300 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with fusiform, often slightly curved, very furrowed with age pseuduobulbs enveloped completely by imbricate leafless and leaf bearing above sheaths and carrying oblanceolate, wavy edged, plicate leaves that blooms in the fall on a male, almost horizontal then pendant, 7 [18 cm] long, to 20 flowered, racemose inflorescence. The female inflorescence is 2 1/2 [6 cm] long, erect and 4 to 6 flowered.

FLOWER SIZE: 1.2 inches [3.1 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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