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

Common Name The Single Anther Cleistes

Flower Size 2.8 to 3" [7 to 7.5 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil at elevations of 400 to 700 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 6 to 8 ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, somteimes spotted red leaves that blooms in the summer on 2 to 3, terminal and axillary, successively single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Pogonia monantha Barb.Rodr. 1877

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