Cleistes castaneoides Hoehne 1939 C rosea group Photo by Lou Menzes

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

Part sun Cool LATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Coppery Brown Cleistes

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Brazil in grasslands as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by a bract and 2 to 3, small, lanceolate, acuminate basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a short, terminal, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by a leaf-like, concave, acute floral bract

Part of the C rosea alliance


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1-12 Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasiliensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide to drawing; Orchids of the Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photos fide; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Toscano and Cribb 2005 drawing ok/photo good;