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Image of Catasetum barbatum photo by: Dalton Holland Baptista, Wikimedia Commons Contributor

Dalton Holland Baptista, Wikimedia Commons Contributor

(Bearded Catasetum Orchid, Orchid)

A curious looking orchid that loses its leaves in winter, the bearded catasetum is renowned for its pleasingly fragrant, long-lasting green and white flowers. Unlike many other orchids, it is also surprisingly easy to grow, as long as the watering regime offers a mandatory winter dormancy. The bearded catasetum orchid is native to the rainforests of lowland northern South America, north of the Amazon River.

"Catasetum" is a Greek compound word meaning "down bristle." This orchid genus is unique...

(Catasetum Orchid, Orchid)

Deciduous in winter and producing small fragrant flowers in summer, the two-colored catasetum orchid's blooms are either predominantly russet red and white or yellow-green. This epiphytic (tree-dwelling) orchid is native to the lowland, hot rainforests of Panama to northwestern Brazil.

"Catasetum" is a Greek compound word meaning "down bristle." This orchid genus is unique in having different gendered flowers on the same plant. Male flowers have an antenna-like trigger device that snaps pollen...

Image of Catasetum cernuum photo by: JTJJ/Chounder, Wikimedia Commons Contributor

JTJJ/Chounder, Wikimedia Commons Contributor

(Nodding Catasetum Orchid, Orchid)

Blooming from late spring into summer, nodding catasetum has fragrant spotted flowers of dark russet red and light yellow-green. This species is native to fragmented areas across South America's highland forests, from the hillsides of Venezuela and Trinidad to distant southeastern Brazil. It's an epiphyte (grows on trees) that forms a clump of leafy pseudobulbs that lose their leaves in winter.

"Catasetum" is a Greek compound word meaning "down bristle." This orchid genus is unique in having...

Image of Catasetum expansum photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Catasetum Orchid, Orchid)

Referred to as the expansive catasetum orchid, this species has an expansive blooming season as well as large stems covered with green, white or yellow blooms. This species is native to the dry, but seasonally wet, highland forests of Ecuador. It's an winter deciduous epiphyte (grows on trees) that forms a perennial clump.

"Catasetum" is a Greek compound word meaning "down bristle." This orchid genus is unique in having different gendered flowers on the same plant. Male flowers have an antenna-like...

(Catasetum Orchid, Orchid)

In late spring to summer, Hooker's catasetum orchid produces large, erect to arching flower stalks with tan to yellow green flowers. This species is native to the seasonally wet lowlands and highland forests in southeastern Brazil, around Rio, Brasilia and Sao Paulo. It's a winter deciduous epiphyte (grows on trees) that forms a perennial clump.

"Catasetum" is a Greek compound word meaning "down bristle." This orchid genus is unique in having different gendered flowers on the same plant. Male...

(Catasetum Orchid, Orchid)

The intact catasetum orchid is known for its fragrant green and pale yellow flowers that look hooded or cloaked. It's relatively easy to grow, as long as the watering regime promotes the mandatory winter dormancy. This tropical orchid is native to the hot, humid forests of southern Mexico to Costa Rica, often appearing in coffee plantations.

"Catasetum" is a Greek compound word meaning "down bristle." This orchid genus is unique in having different gendered flowers on the same plant. Male...

Image of Catasetum pileatum photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Catasetum Orchid, Orchid)

Blooming anytime from late spring into autumn, the felt-capped catasetum has large flowers shaped somewhat like those of Oncidium orchids; they abstractly look like a dancing lady with a wide skirt. This species is native to hot, lowland rainforests in Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru. It's a winter deciduous epiphyte (grows on trees) that forms a perennial clump.

"Catasetum" is a Greek compound word meaning "down bristle." This orchid genus is unique in having different gendered flowers...

Image of Cattleya amethystoglossa photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Cattleya, Corsage Orchid)

Producing abundant lavender to violet-pink, spotted flowers, Cattleya amethystoglossa is a lush epiphytic orchid found along the treetops in Brazilian rainforests. It forms a dense cluster ideal for cultivation in a wooden/wire basket or weighted pot. The rapid deforestation of eastern Brazil has reduced wild populations making it difficult for botanists to find plants in the wild. Several natural varieties exist including alba (white flowered) and coerulea (violet-blue...

Image of Cattleya bicolor photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Cattleya, Corsage Orchid)

Admired for its fragrance and exotic looks, Cattleya bicolor is a handsome corsage orchid with yellowy brown-green and pink flowers. An epiphytic tender perennial orchid from Brazil, it will form a lush, dense cluster upon a tree branch, wood/wire basket or weighted pot in frost-free gardens.

The stiff, leathery green leaves arise from cylindrical pseudobulbs, each with one to two leaves. In the warmth of summer and autumn, the plant will form small clusters of fragrant flowers on stiff...

Image of Cattleya deckeri photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Decker's Cattleya, Decker's Corsage Orchid)

Many violet-pink, lightly fragrant flowers are produced on Decker's cattleya in fall. An epiphytic orchid from the hot, lowland rainforests from Panama to Trinidad, it sometimes clasps to moist rocks as well as trees, under the protective shade of tropical shrubs. This orchid forms a loose cluster on a tree branch, wood basket or heavy pot.

Two oblong, stiff, leathery green leaves grow from each flattened pseudobulb. In fall, a mature pseudobulb will produce a fleshy stalk with two to eight...