Cleistes metallina (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. 1926 C metallina group TYPE Drawing by Barbosa Rodrigues and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a t the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Shining Metalic Cleistes

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in central and eastern Brazil in small roadside colonies at elevations of 800 to 1200 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, robust, gloucous green stem carrying numerous, glacous, metal-like, concave above, thinly multinerved, erect, elongate-lanceolate, acuminate, dilated and semi-amplexicaul below into the base leaves that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on 1 to 3, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Pogonia metallina Barb.Rodr. 1881

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 ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in Southeastern Brazil Miller & Warren 1994 drawing hmm/photo ok; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Toscano and Cribb 2005 drawing good; The Organ Mountain Range, Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide/photo good;