Cleistes macrantha (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. 1926 C speciosa group

Drawing Photo/Drawing by Emerson Pansarin The Reasearch Gate Website

Common Name The Large Flowered Cleistes

Flower Size 5.6" [14 cm]

Found in southern and southeastern Brazil as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a relatively robust stem carrying ovate-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on 1 to 3, terminal or axillary, 1.6 to 2" [3.5 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

After the plant has bloomed the leaves and stem dry up and take a few month rest before arising anew in the summer

Synonyms *Pogonia macrantha Barb.Rodr. 1881

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; ?Brazilian Journal of Botany 26(1) Pansarin March 2003?photo/drawing fide; Orchidees du Bresil Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Vol 1 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing fide/photo ok