Cleistes buenaventurae Szlach. & Kolan. 2013

Comparison drawing with C rosea and C abdita TYPE Drawing by Pansarin & F.Barros and The Third World Website


Common Name The Buenaventura Cleistes [A city on the Pacific coast of Colombia]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca Department of Colombia in lowland tropical forests near sea level as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial with a slender, erect, stem carrying 4, lower down on the stem, oblong-lanceolate, acute, glabrous leaves that blooms in the later spring on a short, terminal, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phyton Vol 53 4 Szlach. & Kolan 2013 drawing fide