Chloraea fonkii Phil. 1858 SUBGENUS Euchloraea

Plant and Flowers in situ Falkland Islands Photos by Alan Henry and His Birding in the Falklands Website

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

FragranceFull sunColdLATESummer EARLYFall

Common Name Fonk's Chloraea

Flower Size

Found as a terrestrial orchid in the Patagonia of Argentina, southern Chile, and the Falkland Islands at elevations of 400 to 1500 meters as small to just medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with basal cauline bracts that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, few flowered inflorescence carrying scented flowers.

The in situ photos above are of plants growing in situ in both the Falklands and in Chile.

Synonyms Arethusa lutea Gaudich. 1825; Asarca fonkii (Phil.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca gaudichaudii (Brongn.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca gymnoglossa (Phil.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca inconspicua (Phil.) Kuntze 1891; Chloraea falklandica Kraenzl. 1910; Chloraea gaudichaudii Brongn. 1829 ; Chloraea gymnoglossa Phil. 1857-8; Chloraea inconspicua Phil. 1865; Epipactis lutea (Gaudich.) Steud. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1 - 12 Hoehne 1940; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as C inconspicua; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 9 1992 postage stamp fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 as Chloraea gaudichaudii photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 as Chlorea gaudichaudii photo ok;