Can anyone identify this orchid? I found it growing in a mango tree. I am on the Tropical island of Trinidad in the West Indies, so Tropical rain-forest similar to the Amazon. My mother may have bought it and the birds distributed it, so I do not know if it is a native to this part of the world.

Any help will be appreciated.

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It looks like a Catasetum or maybe Cycnoches - genera which are very similar. It is not possible to determine the exact species without the flowers. Please see the helpful links below.



  • Agree. Looks very much like a Catasetum.
    – Sparrow
    Aug 9 '18 at 12:58

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