Cleistes aphylla (Barb.Rodr.) Hoehne 1926 C aphylla group Drawing by Hoehne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Leafless Cleistes

Flower Size 1.45" [3.6 cm]

Found in southeastern and southern Brazil at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect, leafless stem that blooms in the later fall on a terminal, sessile, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cleistes toledoi Schltr. ex Hoehne 1936; *Pogonia aphylla Barb.Rodr. 1882

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 good;