Cleistes rosea Lindl. 1840

Side View in situ Santa Marta - Minca 1900 meters 7/26/14

Spread Flower in situ Santa Marta - Minca 1900 meters

More in situ Santa Marta - Minca 1900 meters

Plant and Flower in situ Santa Marta - Minca 1900 meters

Colony in situ Santa Marta - Minca 1900 meters

Photos by © Jay Pfahl

Side view of Another Color Form Photo by © David Scherberich

Drawing of plant and flower

Original Drawing by © Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia


Common Name The Rose Colored Cleistes

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil on exposed grassy slopes or in disturbed areas at forest edges at elevations of 80 to 2200 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with solitary unbranched leafy stems that continue to grow after flowering and can reflower in the next season 2 to 3 times and carrying grey-blue green, lanceolate, shortly pilose dorsally, acute, subfleshy, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a a terminal, 1 to 3 flowered, successive, short inflorescence

Synonyms Epistephium monanthum Poepp. & Endl. 1836; Pogonia rosea (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1865

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855;Xenia Orchidacea 2: 89. 1865 as Pogonia rosea; Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 3(17): 304. 1883 as Pogonia rosea; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 9. Panama Schlechter 1922; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1-12 Hoehne 1940; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as Epistephium monanthum drawing fide; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Pogonia rosea drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958 as Pogonia rosea; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Pogonia rosea; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Epistephium monanthum; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 NO 6 1969; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 as Pogonia rosea drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasiliensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 3 1979; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 4 1980 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Topicarum Orchids of Ecuador Plate 365 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 77: 549 Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1990 as Cleistes rosea forma pallida = C abdita Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 #7 1993 Photo not C parviflora??; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum plate 017 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 7 1993 photo; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson & Escobar 1993 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1994 photo fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 64 #1 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Galo Buitron-Jurado photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 6 2002 photo not = C parviflora; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 3 Orchidioideae Part 2 Vanilliodeae Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 1 Kolanowska, Szlachetko 2012 photo fide; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia 2014 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;