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Catasetum ochraceum
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Catasetum ochraceum

Catasetum ochraceum Lindl. Edwards’s Bot.Reg. 30: Misc. 44. 1844.

Type: Colombia. Sent to the Horticultural Society from the Hacienda del Hospicio, in the province of Bogota, Hartweg s.n. (holotype, K).

Illustrated specimen: Colombia. Valle del Cauca: Rio Frío, Via a Salonica, 800 m. 29 June 2017. Juan Sebastián Moreno 441 (CAUP; LCDP voucher).

Catasetum ochraceum Lindl. is found in Colombia growing at elevations between 300 and 1700 m. It belongs to Catasetum sect. Isoceras (Mansf.) Senghas subsect. Convergentia Bicalho & F.Barros, where it is recognized by having olive-green helmet shaped flowers, bearing a thick, trilobate lip that embraces the column with the concave, orbicular lateral lobes. Euglossa gaianii Dressler and Euglossa modestior Dressler have been recorded pollinating this species of Catasetum…