Cleistes nana (Schltr.) Schltr. 1926 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Tiny Cleistes

Flower Size small for the genus

Found in northern Venezuela near Caracas as a miniature sized terrestrial with an erect, thin, more or less flexuous, terete, rigid stem carrying 3 to 4, small, ovate-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms on erect, successively single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Pogonia nana Schltr. 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Primera parte Foldats 1969 as Pogonia nana;