Winged Catasetum

Catasetum alatum Flower (Photograph by Dan Souza) Catasetum alatum inflorescence
Inflorescence (Photograph by Dan Souza)

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
Genus: Catasetum
Species: Ctsm. alatum
Binomial name
Catasetum alatum
M.F.F.Silva & A.T.Oliveira 2001

Catasetum alatum is a recently discovered species of Catasetum from South America.

Description Edit

The epiphyte grows in hot climates and is small. The inflorescence has 6 or more flowers each about 7 cm (2.8") wide.

Distribution Edit

The plant is found in Brazil, in the Amazon rainforests at elevations from 100 to 200 meters.

Naming Edit

Common Name: The Winged Catasetum