Catasetum incurvum

Catasetum incurvum male
Male flowers

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
Genus: Catasetum
Species: Ctsm. incurvum
Binomial name
Catasetum incurvum
Klotzsch 1854

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


Plant blooms in the winter with many 6.3cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in the lowland forest of Peru and Ecuador at elevations of 250 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 Bent Catasetum


  1. Catasetum saccatum var. incurvum (Lindl.) Mansf. 1932
  2. Catasetum stupendum Cogn. 1895