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Orchid Species: Catasetum pileatum

Catasetum pileatum is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1882.
Genus
Catasetum (Ctsm.)
Grex
pileatum
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Rchb.f.
Year
1882
ORIGIN: Found in Venezuela and Peru at elevations of 1100 to 2100 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Cool growing epiphyte with fusiform, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying up to 10 dark green, plicate, elliptic-lanceolate, leaves that blooms in the late spring on a basal, 14 [35 cm] long, ascending and then pendant, racemose, several [8] flowered inflorescence arising on a partially developed pseudobulb.

FLOWER SIZE: 4 inches [10 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Origin
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