Cleistes rodriguesii (Cogn.) Campacci 2005 C mantiqueirae group Photo by The Botanica UFPR Website


Common Name Rodrigues' Cleistes [Barbosa Rodrigues Brazilian Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Bahia, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo and Parana states of Brazil at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a short, thin, erect stem carrying 5 to 14, erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, subamplexicaul below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer and earlier fall on terminal or axillary, single flowered inflorescence carrying small flowers.

Synonyms Cleistes gracilis Schltr. 1926; Pogonia gracilis Barb.Rodr. 1881; *Pogonia rodriguesii Cogn. 1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1-12 Hoehne 1940 as C gracilis drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasiliensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as C gracilis drawing good; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in Southeastern Brazil Miller & Warren 1994 as C gracilis drawing/photo fide; *Bol. CAOB 58: 50 Campacci 2005; The Organ Mountain Range, Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 as G gracilis drawing good/photo ok; Orchidees du Bresil Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Vol 1 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as C gracilis drawing / photo good