Catasetum macrocarpum

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Large-fruited Catasetum
Catasetum macrocarpum female - Flickr 007.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
Subtribe: Catasetinae
Genus: Catasetum
Species: C. macrocarpum
Binomial name
Catasetum macrocarpum
Rich. ex Kunth (1822)
  • Catasetum tridentatum Hook. (1824)
  • Catasetum floribundum Hook. (1825)
  • Catasetum claveringii Lindl. ex Van Geel (1829)
  • Cypripedium cothurnum Vell. (1831)
  • Catasetum tridentatum var. viridiflorum Hook. (1834)
  • Monachanthus viridis Lindl. (1835)
  • Catasetum macrocarpum var. bellum Rchb.f. (1886)
  • Catasetum costatum Rchb.f. (1887)
  • Catasetum macrocarpum var. chrysanthum L. Linden & Rodigas (1889)
  • Paphiopedilum cothurnum (Vell.) Pfitzer (1894)
  • Catasetum macrocarpum var. carnosissimum Cogn. (1895)

The Large-fruited Catasetum (Catasetum macrocarpum) is a species of orchid. It is also known as the Monkey Goblet and Monk's Head Orchid. It is native to the Caribbean and South America, where its distribution extends from Trinidad and Tobago to Argentina.[1]


  1. ^ Catasetum macrocarpum. Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.

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