Chloraea pavonii Lindl. 1840

Light Green Color Form


Photo By Erica Moron de Abad and Her Biorquidtropic Peru Lab Web Page

Common Name Pavon's Chloraea [Spanish Botanist Late 1700 to 1800's] - in Peru - The Lima Orchid

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Peru on open grassy slopes in moist protected pockets at elevations of 2500 to 3100 meters as a large to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a fascile of fleshy roots giving rise to an erect, unbranched stem enveloped completely by imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying, broadly ovate and obtuse basally leaves that graduate towards the apex to small, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, amplexicaul leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, racemose, erect, 10" [25 cm] long, several [6 to 12] flowered inflorescence with conspicuous, ovate, acuminate floral bracts that are shorter than the ovaries

Synonyms Asarca speciosa Lindl. 1872; Chloraea peruviana Kraenzl. 1906; Chloraea undulata Raimondi ex Colunga 1878;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1 - 12 Hoehne 1940; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1 - 12 Hoehne 1940 as C venosa; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970 as C undulata; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 425 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Harvard Papaers in Botany Vol 3 # 1 56 Schedulae Orchidum I Garay 1998; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photos fide