Monographs Details: Catasetum planiceps Lindl.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Family:Orchidaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - SURINAM. Tafelberg, common in open rock savannas, B. Maguire 26211. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Roraima, I m Thurn 148 ex Cogn.; along Rio Uaiparii, in savanna (usually on rock or in thin sandy soil on rock), G. C. K. Dunsterville 195; Cerro Toribio (upper slopes) 450-500 m alt., terrestrial on rocks, flowers (male) yellowish green, October 22, 1953, B. Maguire, J. J. Wurdack & G. S. Bunting 35943; same data, flowers (female) green, Maguire, Wurdack ir Bunting 35944; El Pao (Iron Mining Co. of Venezuela), occasional terrestrial, May 1, 1953, B. Maguire & J. J. Wurdack 35795; Cerro Altamira (10 km east of Ciudad Piar), 425-650 m alt., infrequent on rocks, scape glaucous, flower green, lip saccate and becoming green-yellow, October 19, 1953, Maguire, Wurdack & Bunting 35861 (female, probably). Amazonas: Along Rio Orinoco near Villa Upato, ex Link; along Cafio Magua, on left bank of Rio Orinoco, 6 km above the mouth of Rio Atabapo, 125 m alt., occasional epiphyte on dead trees, flower green, lip yellow-green, pollinia greenish white, August 7, 1959, Wurdack & Adderley 43788. BRITISH GUIANA and BRAZIL, C. planiceps was noted as coming from the Spanish Main. C. Wendlingeri was described from VENEZUELA.

Discussion:

Catasetum Wendlingeri Foldats, Act. Biol. Venez. 2: 167. 1958.

Distribution:Suriname South America| Venezuela South America| Guyana South America| Brazil South America|