Cleistes latiglossa Hoehne 1939 C rosea Group TYPE Drawing by Hoehne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Broad Lip Cleistes

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in west central and southeastern Brazil at elevations around 300 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect, somewhat sinuous, rusty purberulent below, glabrous to glaucous green above stem carrying a few, lax, linear-oblong, densely fleshy, obtuse, concave, basally amplexicaul leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cleistes latiglossa var. alba Hoehne 1940

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol VII 1 1-12 Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol VII 1 1-12 Hoehne 1940 as C latiglossa var alba; Orchidaceae Brasiliensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide