Cleistes triflora (C.Schweinf.) Carnevali & I.Ramírez 2000 Drawing of C moritzii by © Garay & Dunsterville and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Three Flowered Cleistes

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela at elevations around 1800 to 1900 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, stem carrying towards the middle 3, amplexicaul, softly fleshy, conduplicate, linear, acute leaves that blooms on a terminal short, three flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Pogonia triflora C.Schweinf. 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Fieldiana, Bot. 28(1): 169 Schweinf. 1951 as Pogonia triflora; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; Venez. Orchids Ill. 4: 54 Garay & Dunst. 1966 Drawing fide as C moritzii Drawing fide; Orchids Venezuela, ed. 2: 1130 Carnevali & I.Ramírez 2000 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing ok;