Cleistes uribei Szlach. & Baranow 2012 Drawing by Krol, Szlach. & Baranow and Four new species of Cleistes (Orchidaceae, Vanilloideae) from Colombia Website

Common Name Uribei's Cleistes [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast and original collector of species]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Cauca Colombia along roadsides amongst ferns and undregrowth at elevations of 1500 meters as a medium to just large sized, cool growing terrestrial with erect, slender stems carrying 3, along the stem, oblong to elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, short, single to few flowered inflorescence with oblong lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying medium sized flowers with pinkish sepals, purple red petals, a purple red lip with a bright yellow callus.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Ann. Bot. Fenn. 49: 377 Szlach. & Baranow 2012 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 1 Kolanowska, Szlachetko 2012 drawing fide