Chloraea alpina Poepp. 1833 Photo by Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Plant in Flower Photos by Joe Dougherty

Plant in situ Chile Photos by Photo by M Belov courtesy of The Flora of Chile Webste

Common Name The Alpine Chloraea

Flower Size 3"

Found in Patagonia Argentina and Chile at elevations of 50 to 2100 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a fan of linear-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Asarca alpina (Poepp.) Kuntze 1891; Chloraea cholilensis Kraenzl. 1902; Chloraea ferruginea Kraenzl. 1904; Chloraea hookeriana Kraenzl. 1904; Chloraea perez-moreaui Garay 1954; Chloraea xerophila Kraenzl. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1 - 12 Hoehne 1940 as C chololensis; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1 - 12 Hoehne 1940 as C hookeriana; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1 - 12 Hoehne 1940 as C ferruginea; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo ok;

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