Catasetum macrocarpum

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Male flowers
Catasetum macrocarpum female.jpg
Female flowers

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
Genus: Catasetum
Species: Ctsm. macrocarpum
Binomial name
Catasetum macrocarpum
Rich ex Kunth 1822

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

Description[edit | edit source]

Plant blooms from summer to fall with several 7.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

Distribution[edit | edit source]

Plant is found growing in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surina, French Guiana, Brazil, Nicaragua, Argentina and Trinidad at elevations of 0 to 1300 meters.

Culture[edit | edit source]

Grow in intermediate to 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

Naming[edit | edit source]

Common name: Large-Fruited Catasetum

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

  1. Catachaetum claveringii (Lindl.) Hoffmanns. 1842
  2. Catasetum clavingii Lindley ex Van Jeel 1829
  3. Catasetum costatum Rchb.f. 1887
  4. Catasetum floribundum Hooker 1825
  5. Catasetum grandis hort. ex Planchon
  6. Catasetum linguiferum Schlechter 1925
  7. Catasetum macrocarpum var amplissimum Planch. 1858
  8. Catasetum macrocarpum var bellum Rchb.f 1886
  9. Catasetum macrocarpum var brevifolium Mutel. 1840
  10. Catasetum macrocarpum var carnosissimum Cogn. 1895
  11. Catasetum macrocarpum var chrysanthum Lind & Rodig. 1889
  12. Catasetum macrocarpum var clavingerii Lindl 1832
  13. Catasetum macrocarpum var genuinum Mutel. 1840
  14. Catasetum macrocarpum var globoso-connivens Mutel 1840
  15. Catasetum macrocarpum var. mechelyncki Mutel 1840
  16. Catasetum macrocarpum var. pallidum Mutel 1840
  17. Catasetum macrocarpum var. unidentatum Mutel 1840
  18. Catasetum macrocarpum var. viridi-purpureum Mutel 1840
  19. Catasetum macrocarpum var. viridi-sanguineum Mutel 1840
  20. Catasetum menthaedorum hort. ex Planchon
  21. Catasetum tricolor Hort. ex Planchon
  22. Catasetum tridentatum Hooker 1824
  23. Cypripedium cothurnum Vell. 1831
  24. Paphiopedilum cothurnum (Vell.) Pfitzer 1895
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