Cleistes costaricensis Christenson 1992

Side View of Flower in situ Antioquia Colombia

View of column lip broke down

Plant and Flower in situ Antioquia Colombia

Detail of column and lip base from beneath

Detail of column and lip base from beneathesostaricens.jpg"> Plant and Flower in situ Antioquia Colombia

Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Another Flower

Photo by © Paula M Morales and Orquideólogo Supl. 1: 2 2012 ABO

Another Flower

Plant and Flowers Photos by © Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Costa Rican Cleistes

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Colombia in wet oak forests at elevations around 1000 to 2200 meters as a small to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying a few, sessile, grey green, coriaceous, elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic, green-white, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, short, single to 2 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Lindleyana 7(4): 206. 1992.; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1511 Atwood & Mora 1993 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol III Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia 2014 photos fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide