Cleistes revoluta (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. 1925 C speciosa group Drawing by Hoehne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Revolute Cleistes

Flower Size 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo states of Brazil at higher elevations on humid banks as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, straight stem carrying ovate-lanceolate to ovate-acuminate, acute, amplexicaul below into the base leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on 2 to 3, terminal or axillary, successively few, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Pogonia revoluta Barb.Rodr. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol VII 1 1-12 Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band 1 Pabst And Dungs 1975 drawing good;