Cleistes paranaensis (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. 1926 C paranaensis group Photo By © Joćo Steck

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Common Name The Parana' Cleistes [A state of Brazil]

Flower Size 5.2" [13 cm]

Found in southern Brazil and Paraguay as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial orchid with a thin, glabrous stem enveloped below at intervals by linear, acute bract-like leves that at times can be scale-like that blooms in the late summer and early spring on an erect, terminal, successively few flowered inflorescenece with linear, acute, basally clasping, as long as the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Cleistes paranaensis var. bradeana (Kraenzl.) Hoehne 1940; Cleistes paranaensis var. minor Hoehne 1940; Pogonia paranaensis var. major Schltr. 1920; Pogonia bradeana Kraenzl.1915; *Pogonia paranaensis Barb.Rodr. 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as C paranaensis var bradeana drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as C paranaensis var major Hoehne drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 C paranaenis var minor Hoehen 1940; Orchidaceae Brasiliensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Toscano and Cribb 2005 drawing/photo fide

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