Cleistes grandiflora (Aubl.) Schltr. 1926 C speciosa group Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Large Flowered Cleistes

Flower Size 4.8" [12 cm]

Found in Trinidad, French Guiana, Guyana and Brazil as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial with a robust, leafy stem carrying 4 to 6, erect-patent, oblong-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, amplexicaul below intothe base leaves that blooms on 2 to 3, axillary, single flowered inflorescence carrying yellow flowers.

Synonyms Cleistes lutea Lindl. 1840; Cymbidium grandiflorum (Aubl.) Sw. 1799; Epidendrum grandiflorum (Aubl.) Poir. 1810; *Limodorum grandiflorum Aubl 1775; Pogonia grandiflora Rchb. f. 1865

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol VII 1 1-12 Hoehne 1940 drawing fide;

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