Catasetum fimbriatum

Catasetum fimbriatum male
Male flowers

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
Genus: Catasetum
Species: Ctsm. fimbriatum
Binomial name
Catasetum fimbriatum
(C. Morr.) Lindl. & Paxton 1850-1

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


Plant blooms from late spring to summer with a cluster of 3.75 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant with a spicy scent.


Plant is found growing on palm tree trunks in the dry lowland regions of Venezuela, Bolivai, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina at elevations of 400 to 500 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 Fringed Catasetum


  1. Catasetum cogniauxii Linden 1895
  2. Catasetum inconstans Hoehne 1915
  3. Catasetum negrense Schltr. 1925
  4. Catasetum orinthorrhynchum Porsch 1905
  5. Catasetum pflanzii Schlechter 1912
  6. Catasetum wredeanum Schlechter 1915
  7. Monachanthus fimbriatus Gardner ex Hook. 1839
  8. *Myanthus fimbriatus C. Morr. 1848