Cleistes mantiqueirae Rchb.f. & Warm. 1881 C Mantiqueirae Group Drawing by Hoehne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Mantiquera Cleistes [A mountain range in eastern Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo states of Brazil]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.6 cm]

Found in southern Brazil at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a relatively short stem carrying, lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer on terminal and axillary, 1 to 2 at a time flowerd inflorescence.

Synonyms Pogonia mantiqueirae Rchb.f. & Warm. 1881; Pogonia mantiqueirae var. brevifolia Cogn. 1893

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 ok;