Catasetum saccatum is a large, warm to hot growing epiphyte from NW South America and can be fairly common in cultivation. The species is very easy to grow and flower, as long as you respect its rest period. Sometimes, this species will skip its rest period and initiate new growth during or shortly after leaf drop. Pictured are female flowers, which have a fiery firm texture on a robust, upright inflorescence. I’m still waiting for this particular plant to produce male flowers.