Catasetum hookeri

Catasetum hookeri triste
Male flowers
Catasetum hookeri female
Female flowers

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
Genus: Catasetum
Species: Ctsm. hookeri
Binomial name
Catasetum hookeri
Lindl. 1824

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


Plant blooms from spring to summer with nine 2.3 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in Rio De Janiero, Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais states of Brazil at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters.


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


Common name: Hooker's Catasetum


  1. Catasetum hookeri var triste Rchb.f 1863
  2. Catasetum imschootianum L.Linden & Cogn. 1893
  3. Catasetum milleri Lodd. ex Lindl. 1838
  4. Catasetum triste Rchb.f. 1855