Definition of Cleistes

1. Noun. Terrestrial orchids of North and South America having slender fibrous roots; allied to genus Pogonia.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cleistes

Claymates
Claymore
Clayton
Claytonia
Claytonia caroliniana
Claytonia virginica
Claytons
Clean Language
Cleanthes
Clear
Cleaveland
Cleemann's sign
Cleese's woolly lemur
Cleese's woolly lemurs
Cleggmania
Cleistes
Cleistes divaricata
Cleistes rosea
Cleland's reagent
Cleland nomenclature
Clelia
Clematis baldwinii
Clematis crispa
Clematis lasiantha
Clematis ochreleuca
Clematis tangutica
Clematis texensis
Clematis versicolor
Clematis verticillaris

Literary usage of Cleistes

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1. Orchidaceae: Illustrations and Studies of the Family Orchidaceae by Oakes Ames (1922)
"It agrees vegeta- tively with Pogonia and Isotria, but seems to have more in common with the neotropical species that have been referred to cleistes, ..."

2. Icones Plantarum: Or Figures, with Brief Descriptive Characters and Remarks ...by William Jackson Hooker by William Jackson Hooker (1842)
"cleistes speciosa. Gardn. Herb. Bras. n. 4003. HAB. Marshy places, in upland campos near Natividade, and between Natividade and ..."

3. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1886)
"Fifteen species, from India, Malayan Archipelago, and Tropical Australia. cleistes (see Pogonia), Gard. Chron. 1879, xi., 267. 81. ..."

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