Catasetum longifolium

Catasetum longifolium male

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
Genus: Catasetum
Species: Catasetum longifolium
Binomial name
Catasetum longifolium
Lindl 1839

Catasetum longifolium is a species of Catasetum found in South America.


Plant blooms in the spring with up to twenty 2 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing on tree trunks near rivers and streams in French Guiana, Guyana, Surianm, Venezuela and Northern Brazil at elevations below 800 meters


Grow in warm conditions with partially bright light. Water regularly during growing season and when plants drop leaves during dormancy reduce watering. During dormancy only water about twice a month to keep pseudobulbs from shriveling. Resume watering normally when new growths occur in spring. Plants can die easily from over watering. Plants are usually grown in bark with perlite, cork, full sphagnum moss, and tree fern


Common name: The Long Leafed Catasetum


  1. Monachanthus longifolius (Lindl.) Lindl. 1840