Ram's Horn Catasetum

Catasetum arietinum
Male Flower (Photograph by Fabiano Pereira)

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
Genus: Catasetum
Species: Ctsm. arietinum
Binomial name
Catasetum arietinum
F.E.L.Miranda & K.G.Lacerda 1992

Catasetum arientum is a fairly new species of Catasetum from Brazil.

Description Edit

The plant prefers to grow on palm trees at an elevation from 10 to 100 meters. It is an epiphyte and lives in hot climates. The inflorescence is 8" (20 cm) long and holds 20 flowers, each about 1.6" (4 cm) wide.

Distribution Edit

This Catasetum is found in Pernambuco State of Brazil.

Naming Edit

Common Name: The Ram's Horn Catasetum

The common name refers to the shape of the pseudobulbs.