Chloraea membranacea Lindl. 1840 Photo by Gustavo Righelato

FragrancePart sunCoolSpring

Common Name The Membraneous Chloraea

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found as a robust, medium to large sized, cool growing terrestrial in southern Brazil and northern Argentina in humid grasslands with a basal rosette of 3 to 7, lanceolate-oblong, quasi obtuse to slightly acute leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 8" [20 cm] long, densely to 20 flowered inflorecence with very fragrant flowers.

The photo is of a plant in situ in Argentina near Buenas Aires.

Synonyms Chloraea membranacea var. paranensis Schltr. 1926-7

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1-12 Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 drawing good;