Definition of Cleistes
1. Noun. Terrestrial orchids of North and South America having slender fibrous roots; allied to genus Pogonia.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Cleistes Divaricata, Funnel-crest Rosebud Orchid, Pogonia Divaricata, Spreading Pogonia, Cleistes Rosea, Pogonia Rosea, Rosebud Orchid
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Literary usage of Cleistes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."