Cleistes silveirana Hoehne & Schltr. 1925 C metallina group Drawing by Hoehne & Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Silviera's Cleistes [Brazilian Orchid Collector late 1800's]

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying lanceolate to linear-oblong, acute, amplexicaul below into the base leaves that blooms in the later summer and fall on a terminal or axillary, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cleistes hoehneana Schltr. ex Mansf. 1930

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