Cleistes violascens Campacci, Colet. Orquídeas Brasil. 10: 358 (2014

Plant in situ Brazil

TYPE Drawing > Photo/TYPE drawing by © Campacci and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Violet Cleistes

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Bahia Brazil in sandy and stony fields at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, slightly sinuous, leafless stem that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, successively single, 2 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Colet. Orquídeas Brasil. 10: 358 Campacci 2014 drawing/photo fide