Cleistes munchiquensis Szlach. & Baranow 2012 TYPE Drawing by Szlach. & Baranow and _Four new Species of Cleistes_Orchidaceae_Vanilloideae Colombia Website


Common Name The Munchique Cleistes [Munchique National Park within Cauca department of Colombia]

Flower Size

Found in Colombia at elevations of 1700 to 2250 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, slender, leafy stem carrying 3, in the basal third, oblong to narrowly lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the later fall and earlier winter on a terminal, erect, to 6.4" [16 cm] long, laxly 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Ann. Bot. Fennici 49: 379 Szlach. & Baranow 2012 Drawing fide