Cleistes pluriflora (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. 1926 C brasilensis group Drawing by Hoehne

Another Drawing Drawing by Urban and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Many Flowered Cleistes

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Bahia, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo and Parana states of Brazil at elevations of 800 to 1200 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, thin stem carrying towards the middle, small, linear-lanceolate, erect to sometimes adpressed, acuminate, amplexicaul basally leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, successively 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Pogonia pluriflora Barb.Rodr. 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1-12 Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasiliensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in Southeastern Brazil Miller & Warren 1994 drawing fide/photo ok; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Toscano and Cribb 2005 drawing ok/photo ok; Organ Mountain Range, Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide/photo fide;