Cleistes unifoliata (C.Schweinf.) Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1990 Drawing by © Gordon Dillon and THE ORCHIDS OF THE YAVITA-MAROA ROAD Website

Common Name The Single Leafed Cleistes

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southeastern Venezuela and Surinam on southeast facing slopes at elevations around 950 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying a single, elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaf that blooms in the fall on a terminal, single flowered inflorescence with a large inflated, elliptic-lanceolate floral bract.

Synonyms *Pogonia unifoliata C.Schweinf. 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 77: 551 Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1990; Orchids of Peru Fieldiana, Bot. 28(1): 171 Schweinf. 1951 as Pogonia unifoliata; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Primera parte Foldats 1969 as Pogonia unifoliata; THE ORCHIDS OF THE YAVITA-MAROA ROAD Bobbi Angell, Bruno Manara, Gordon W. Dillon, Galfrid C. K. Dunsterville, Carlyle A. Luer, & Elmer W. Smith