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Orchid Species: Catasetum hookeri

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Catasetum hookeri is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1824.
Genus
Catasetum (Ctsm.)
Grex
hookeri
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1824
ORIGIN: Found in Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais states of Brazil at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters in shady forests.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with close set, fusiform to oblong-fusiform, slightly compressed, often slightly curved pseudobulbs carrying 6, plicate, 3 nerved, linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a basal, 7 [18 cm] long, to 9 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb carrying the flowers in an apical cluster.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 inch [2.3 cm] -- 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 imschootianum 1893 L.Linden & Cogn.
Add+ Catasetum Ctsm milleri 1838 Lodd. ex Lindl.
Add+ Catasetum Ctsm triste 1855 Rchb.f.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Ctsm. hookeri h.f. album 'Joe Thurmond' (1977)
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