Catasetum osculatum

Catasetum osculatum
Male flowers
Catasetum osculatum female
Female flowers

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
Genus: Catasetum
Species: Ctsm. osculatum
Binomial name
Catasetum osculatum
Lacerda & P. Castro 1995

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


Plant blooms in the fall with 6cm flowers.


Plant is found growing in the Amazon forest of South Western Brazil living on palm trees at elevations of 200 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 kissing liped Catasetum


  1. Catasetum saccatum var christyanum [Rchb.f] Mansfield