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

Common Name The Magnificent Cleistes

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Parana state of Brazil as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, very leafy stem carrying erect patent to erect, elliptic, acuminate to apiculate, amplexicaul below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on axillary, 1 to occasionally 2 flowered inflorescence carrying large flowers.

Synonyms *Pogonia magnifica Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol VII 1 1-12 Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasiliensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;