Cleistes risaraldensis Szlach. & Baranow 2012 TYPE Drawing by Szlach. & Baranow and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Risaralda Cleistes [a department of Colombia]

Flower Size

Found in Colombia at elevations around 2500 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, slender stem carrying 3, all along the stem, oblong to elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, erect, 3.2" [8 cm] long, laxly 2 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Ann. Bot. Fenn. 49: 378 Szlach. & Baranow 2012 Drawing fide