Cleistes fragrans (Schltr.) Schltr. 1926 C vinosa Group

Another Flower Angle


In situ Plants Sao Paulo beach Photos by Jay Pfahl

Drawing TYPE Drawing of Pogonia fragrans by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Fragrant Cleistes

Flower Size 6" [15 cm]

Found in coastal Sao Paulo Brazil near the beach as a large sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect, elongate stem carrying erect-patent, glaucous, grey green, somewhat coriaceous, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on terminal, single flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Pogonia fragrans Schltr. 1922

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 fide