Cleistes vinosa (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. 1926 C vinosa groupTYPE Drawing of Pogonia vinosa by Barbosa Rodrigues and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Wine Like Cleistes [refers to the color of the flowers]

Flower Size 2.2 to 2.4" [5.5 to 6 cm]

Found in southern and southeastern Brazil on roadbanks, in mountain foelds and on scrub covered ridges at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a rigid, leafy stem carrying many ovate, rarely lanceolate, acute to obtuse never acuminate, strongly many nerved, amplexicaul below into the base leaves that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on a few, axillary, successive single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Pogonia vinosa Barb.Rodr. 1882

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 good; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in Southeastern Brazil Miller & Warren 1994 drawing ok/photo good; The Organ Mountain Range, Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing good/photo good;