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Intact Catasetum Chichen Itza (2011).<br />
Integerrinum is an orchid Catasetum, which can also be found in the jungles of Quintana Roo Mexico (although in this case I have found it farther Northwest of the Yucatan peninsule). Students of the Telesecundaria school have developed a project to save this endangered species of orchid, as some people used to sell this plant and now it has almost disappeared from the Mayan jungle. The genus Catasetum has thick cigar-shaped pseudobulbs, which are grouped together. The leaves are silvery on top and deciduous. The pseudobulbs present spines after the leaves have fallen. These species produce separate and different male and female flowers (which is exceptional in the family Orchidaceae). The male flowers are usually very colorful and sofisticated. The female flowers are usually yellow-green and fairly uniform in appearance (I guess I have a female in the pic then).       Catasetum integerrimum,Geotagged,Intact Catasetum,Mexico,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Intact Catasetum

Chichen Itza (2011).
Integerrinum is an orchid Catasetum, which can also be found in the jungles of Quintana Roo Mexico (although in this case I have found it farther Northwest of the Yucatan peninsule). Students of the Telesecundaria school have developed a project to save this endangered species of orchid, as some people used to sell this plant and now it has almost disappeared from the Mayan jungle. The genus Catasetum has thick cigar-shaped pseudobulbs, which are grouped together. The leaves are silvery on top and deciduous. The pseudobulbs present spines after the leaves have fallen. These species produce separate and different male and female flowers (which is exceptional in the family Orchidaceae). The male flowers are usually very colorful and sofisticated. The female flowers are usually yellow-green and fairly uniform in appearance (I guess I have a female in the pic then).

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The Intact Catasetum is a species of orchid found from Mexico to Central America.

Similar species: Agaves, Aloes, Onions
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jul 5, 2016. Captured Sep 12, 2011 18:33 in Unnamed Road, Yucat√°n, Mexico.
  • SP550UZ
  • f/4.4
  • 10/2000s
  • ISO100
  • 33.3mm