Catasetum pileatum is a species of Catasetum found in South America.
Plant blooms from spring to fall with several 10 cm flowers. Catasetum pileatum was the national flower of Venezuela until 1921 when it was replaced by Cattlaya mossiae.
Plant is found growing in the lowland forest of Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador.
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 Felt-Capped Catasetum
- Catasetum bungerothii N.E.Br 1886