Cleistes acuminata Schltr. 1926

Photo by © Padre Pedro Ortiz

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Acuminate Cleistes

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Antioquia and Valle de Cauca departments of Colombia at elevations around 800 to 1000 meters as a large sized, warm growing terrestrial that blooms in the winter.


References Pogonia acuminata Schltr. 1920 W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideólogo Supl. 1: 2 P.Ortiz 2012 photo/drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;