Catasetum sanguineum

Catasetum sanguineum male
Male flowers

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
Genus: Catasetum
Species: Ctsm. sanguineum
Binomial name
Catasetum sanguineum
Lindley & Paxton 1851-2

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


Plant blooms from spring to fall with several 4 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found growing in the lowland forest of Colombia and Venezuela at elevations below 800 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 Red Catasetum


  1. Catasetum naso var. pictum T. Moore ?
  2. Catasetum naso var. viride T. Moore ?
  3. Myanthus sanguineus Linden ?