Cleistes parviflora Lindl. 1840 C mantiqueirae Group Photo by Ivan Mikolji and his Flickr Nature Photography Website

Common Name The Few Flowered Cleistes

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam? and northern Brazil as a medium to large sized terrestrial with a robust, laxly many flowered stem carrying 4 to 6 erect, oblong to lanceolate-oblong, acute to acuminate, semi-amplexicaul below into the base leaves that blooms on 2 to 3, axillary, single flowered inflorescence carrying small purplish flowers.

Part of the C mantaqueirae alliance.

Synonyms Pogonia parviflora (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1865

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Primera parte Foldats 1969 as Pogonia parviflora drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1976; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 6 2002 as C rosea photo fide;