Cleistes rodeiensis (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. 1926 C brasilensis group TYPE Drawing by Barbosa Rodriques and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Rodeio Cleistes [An area of Santa Catarina State of Brazil]

Flower Size

Found in southeastern Brazil as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an elongate, somewhat fusiform, smooth, obtuse tuber giving rise to a short, thin, sparsely leafy stem carrying erect-patent, elliptic, acute, semi-amplexicaul basally leaves that blooms on axillary, successively single, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying small, fragrant flowers.

Part of the C brasilensis alliance

Synonyms *Pogonia rodeiensis Barb.Rodr. 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1-12 Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasiliensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide