Chloraea crispa Lindl.1840 Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

partial sun Cold LATESummer

Common Name The Curled Chloraea

Flower Size

Found in central Chile at elevations of sea level to 300 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette, lanceolate to oblanceolate, acute to subacute leaves, a stem enveloped by membraneous sheaths that blooms in the late summer on a terminal, densely few flowered inflorescence with papery, lanceolate, acuminate, longer than the ovary bracts and carrying showy, white, not opening well flowers.

Synonyms Asarca conspicua Kuntze 1891; Asarca crispa (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca cygnaea (Phil.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca spectabilis Phil. 1858; Chloraea cygnaea Phil 1864;. Chloraea semibarbata subsp. spectabilis (Phil.) Kraenzl. 1904;Chloraea spectabilis (Phil.) Phil. 1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 drawing fide; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 drawing ok;