Catasetum Rich. ex Kunth

First published in Syn. Pl. Aequin. 1: 330 (1822)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Mexico to Tropical America.


Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela


Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2009). Epidendroideae (Part two). Genera Orchidacearum 5: 1-585. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Sep 1, 1912 Binot [190] Brazil K000482197 Yes
May 1, 1891 s.coll. [s.n.] Brazil K000482198 Yes
Jenny, R. [CA-44] Ecuador K:SPC-40989.000 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Brazil K000941400 Yes
K:SPC-54364.000 No
Folli, D.A. [1080] Brazil K000940748 Yes
K:SPC-14169.000 No
Brazil K:SPC-71343.000 No
Jones, P.L. [6] Brazil K:SPC-32963.000 No
Roque, N.; Sano, P.T.; Forzza, R.C.; Marcato, A.C.; Lima, L.R. [431] Brazil K000940745 Yes
Lehmann [6828] Colombia K000078938 Yes
K:SPC-70173.000 No
Jenny, R. [CA-44] Ecuador K:SPC-43528.000 No
Hopkinson, M.R. K:SPC-56787.000 No
Harley, R.M. [18302] Brazil K:SPC-39737.000 No
Richter, R. Brazil K:SPC-32717.000 No
Harrison, S.G.; Persand, R. [1119] Guyana K:SPC-22641.000 No
K:SPC-14145.000 No
Sander, F. [s.n.] Brazil K000622209 Yes
Brazil K:SPC-58966.000 No
Brichta, M. Brazil K:SPC-32786.000 No
Brazil K:SPC-62565.000 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Brazil K000940710 Type Yes
K:SPC-13645.000 No
Severin, L. [109] K:SPC-45792.000 No
Hübner, G. [320] Brazil K000588826 Unknown Type Material Yes
Ecuador K:SPC-59139.000 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K000940709 Yes
Brazil K:SPC-41062.000 No
Folli, D.A. [1577] Brazil K000940747 Yes
Dungs, F. Brazil K:SPC-32799.000 No
Jenny, R. [CA-62] Ecuador K:SPC-43530.000 No
Perez-Vera, F. Brazil K:SPC-40616.000 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K000940707 Yes
Folli, D.A. [1695] Brazil K000940746 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K000940708 Yes


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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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