Chloraea nudilabia Poepp. 1833

Lip Detail

Column Detail lip removed

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

Full sunColdEARLYSummer

Common Name The Bare Lipped Chloraea

Flower Size

Found in central Chile at elevations around 1200 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the early summer on an erect, several to many flowered inflorescence

Many references include C homopetala as a synonym of this species but I have kept it separate for now.

Synonyms Asarca homopetala (Phil.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca nudilabia (Poepp.) Kuntze 1891; Chloraea homopetala Phil. 1858; Chloraea leucojiflora Kraenzl. 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1 - 12 Hoehne 1940 as C leucojiflora; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1 - 12 Hoehne 1940; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 photo ok but looks more like C homopetala; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 3 Orchidoideae Part 2 Vanilloideae Pridgeron, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 photo drawing good;