Catasetum saccatum

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Catasetum saccatum Lindl.

Orchidaceae

Life form: perennial

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Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: orchid-shaped
Fruit: not specified

179A / 961d22 

Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Orchidales
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Catasetum saccatum is a perennial.

Contents

Naming

Catasetum saccatum was described by John Lindley in 1840. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Catasetum saccatum is a species in the genus Catasetum which contains approximately 188 to 201 species and belongs to the family of the Orchidaceae (Orchid Family). The type species of the genus is Catasetum macrocarpum.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 20 to 70 centimetres.

Leaves

Catasetum saccatum is deciduous. The leaves are simple. They are lanceolate with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Catasetum saccatum produces racemes of dark-red orchid-shaped flowers.


Root System

Distribution

Catasetum saccatum is native to Guyana, Brazil and Peru. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The perennials tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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