Cleistes costaricensis Christenson 1992

Side View of Flower in situ Antioquia Colombia

Plant and Flower in situ Antioquia Colombia

Photo by © Jay Pfahl ="orphotdir/cleistescostaricensis.jpg">Another Flower

Photo by © Paula M Morales and Orquideólogo Supl. 1: 2 2012 ABO

Another Flower

Plant and Flowers Photos by © Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Costa Rican Cleistes

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Colombia in wet oak forests at elevations around 1000 to 2200 meters as a small to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying a few, sessile, grey green, coriaceous, elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic, green-white, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, short, single to 2 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Lindleyana 7(4): 206. 1992.; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1511 Atwood & Mora 1993 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol III Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia 2014 photos fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide