Cleistes bifaria (Fernald) Catling & Gregg 1992 Photo courtesy of Nicholas Plummer

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Common Name or Meaning The Double Sided Cleistes

Flower Size

A smaller, drabber version of Cleistes divaricatum, generally found at higher elevations in the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina.

Synonyms Cleistes divaricata var. bifaria Fernald 1946; Pogonia bifaria (Fernald) P.M. Br. & Wunderlin 1997; Cleistesiopsis bifaria (Fernald) Pansarin & F.Barros 2008 publ. 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 12 2001 photo;