Cleistes magnifica (Schltr.) Schltr. 1926 C speciosa group Drawing by Hoehne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Magnificent Cleistes

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Parana state of Brazil as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, very leafy stem carrying erect-patent to erect, elliptic, acuminate to apiculate, amplexicaul below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on axillary, 1 to occasionally 2 flowered inflorescence carrying large flowers.

Synonyms *Pogonia magnifica Schltr. 1920

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;