Cleistes latipetala (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. 1926 C speciosa Group TYPE Drawing by © Barbosa Rodrigues and The Plant Illustrations Website

Common Name The Wide Petal Cleistes

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero Brazil at higher elevations as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a short, robust, leafy stem carrying erect patent, ovate-lanceolate, acute, recurved margins, amplexicaul below into the base leaves that blooms on axillary, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Pogonia latipetala Barb.Rodr. 1882

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