Cleistes lenheirensis (Barb.Rodr.) Hoehne 1940 C speciosa group Photo by Ulisses Passarelli and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by Hoehne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Lenheiro Cleistes

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais Brazil at elevations around 1050 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, robust, somewhat sinuous, glaucous green stem carrying 3 to 5, erect, glaucous green, ovate, acute, amplexicaul below into the base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on axillary, single flowered inflorescence carrying large, wine red, erect flowers.

Synonyms *Pogonia lenheirensis Barb.Rodr. 1901

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora Brasilica Vol VII 1 1-12 Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasiliensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good