Cleistes elongata Pansarin & F.Barros 2008 publ. 2009 TYPE Drawing by Pansarin & F.Barros and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Elongate Cleistes [refers to the long stem

Flower Size

Found in Districto Federal Brasilia in wet grasslands, and palm swamps as a medium to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect to erect, elongate internoded stem carrying 4, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, erect to adpressed, apical leaves smaller than below, basal leaves reduced to scales that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, short, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Kew Bulletin Vol 63: 441-448 Pansarin & F.Barros 2008 drawing fide