Catasetum tenebrosum Kraenzl.

Dark-Brown Catasetum


Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Catasetum

Category: Houseplant

Description: 

6 to 8 thin, lance-shaped leaves. Blooms in spring to autumn on 8" inflorescences, 3 to 8 female flowers or 11 to 17 male flowers (OrchidSpecies.com).

Deciduous - drops leaves after blooming.

History: 

Published in Gard. Chron., ser. 3 48: 229 in 1910.

Native to Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

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