Cleistes rosea Lindl. 1840

Side View in situ Santa Marta - Minca 1900 meters 7/26/14

Spread Flower in situ Santa Marta - Minca 1900 meters

More in situ Santa Marta - Minca 1900 meters

Plant and Flower in situ Santa Marta - Minca 1900 meters

Colony in situ Santa Marta - Minca 1900 meters

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Side view of Another Color Form Photo by David Scherberich

Drawing of plant and flower

Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia


Common Name The Rose Colored Cleistes

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil on exposed grassy slopes or in disturbed areas at forest edges at elevations of 80 to 2200 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with solitary unbranched leafy stems that continue to grow after flowering and can reflower in the next season 2 to 3 times and carrying grey-blue green, lanceolate, shortly pilose dorsally, acute, subfleshy, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a a terminal, 1 to 3 flowered, successive, short inflorescence

Synonyms Epistephium monanthum Poepp. & Endl. 1836; Pogonia rosea (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1865

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855;Xenia Orchidacea 2: 89. 1865 as Pogonia rosea; Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 3(17): 304. 1883 as Pogonia rosea; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 9. Panama Schlechter 1922; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1-12 Hoehne 1940; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as Epistephium monanthum drawing fide; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Pogonia rosea drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958 as Pogonia rosea; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Pogonia rosea; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Epistephium monanthum; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 NO 6 1969; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 as Pogonia rosea drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasiliensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 3 1979; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 4 1980 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Topicarum Orchids of Ecuador Plate 365 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 #7 1993 Photo not C parviflora??; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum plate 017 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 7 1993 photo; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson & Escobar 1993 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1994 photo fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 64 #1 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Galo Buitron-Jurado photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 6 2002 photo not = C parviflora; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 3 Orchidioideae Part 2 Vanilliodeae Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 1 Kolanowska, Szlachetko 2012 photo fide; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia 2014 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;