Bearded Catasetum

Catasetum barbatum 009
Male Flowers

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
Genus: Catasetum
Species: Ctsm. barbatum
Binomial name
Catasetum barbatum
Lindl. 1844

Catasetum barbatum is a species of Catasetum from South America. DDescription

Description Edit

Like most Catasetums, this plant is epiphytic in wet forests. It is sometimes seen growing terrestrially but is known to flower better epiphytically. It has 16 different lip variations. Male flowers are about 5 cm across.

Distribution Edit

Plants are found in open lowlands and occur in Trinidad, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil. It lives at elevations from 50-1200 meters.

Naming Edit

Common Names: The Bearded Catasetum

Synonyms: Edit

  • Myanthus barbatus Lindl. (1835) (Basionym)
  • Monachanthus viridis M.R. Schomb. (1837)
  • Myanthus barbatus var.immaculatus Knowles & Westc. (1837)
  • Catasetum proboscideum Lindl. (1839)
  • Catasetum spinosum (Hook.) Lindl. (1840)
  • Myanthus spinosus Hook. (1840)
  • Catasetum comosum Cogn. (1895)
  • Catasetum brachybulbon Schltr. (1925)
  • Catasetum polydactylon Schltr. (1925)
  • Catasetum buchtienii Kraenzl. (1928)
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