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Orchid Species: Catasetum heteranthum

Kew currently accepted name is Catasetum gnomus
Catasetum heteranthum is an orchid species identified by Barb.Rodr. in 1877.
Genus
Catasetum (Ctsm.)
Grex
heteranthum
Parents
Species
Author
Barb.Rodr.
Year
1877
ORIGIN: This species is a medium sized, hot to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte from Amazonas state in Brazil and Peru growing on lowland trees near watercourses in wet montane forests at elevations of 200 to 1200 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This species is a medium sized, hot to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte from Amazonas state in Brazil and Peru growing on lowland trees near watercourses in wet montane forests at elevations of 200 to 1200 meters that has ovoid, ridged pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 5, elliptic-obovate, petiolate, abruptly acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on an arching or loosely erect, to 16 [40 cm] long, loosely multi-flowered [4 to 12], racemose inflorescence with broadly ovate floral bracts and carrying fragrant, non-resupinate flowers that arise on a newly mature pseudobulb and has three different sexes visible in it's flowers, male, female, and hermaphrodite.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [6cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Catasetum Ctsm gnomus 1873 Linden & Rchb.f.
Add+ Catasetum Ctsm huebneri 1925 Schltr.
Add+ Catasetum Ctsm mocuranum 1925 Schltr.
Add+ Catasetum Ctsm phasma 1877 Rchb.f.
Add+ Catasetum Ctsm negrense 1925 Schltr.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Ctsm. gnomus 'Black River' (1973)
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