Cleistes exilis Hoehne 1916 C paranaensis group Photo by © Cecília Oliveira de Azevedo and The Field Museum Identification Tools Website

Inflorescence Photo by © Priscila Sacramento and Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Thin Cleistes

Flower Size 1.76" [4.4 cm]

Found in Goias and Minas Gerais states of Brazil at elevations around 900 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, thin stem carrying 4 to 5 relatively short sheaths that blooms on a terminal, single flowered inflorescence carrying rose-red flowers with a yellow callus.

Synonyms Cleistes medicii Ruschi 1972

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 ok; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Toscano and Cribb 2005 drawing good/photo good;