Chloraea phoenicea Speg. 1897 Collection Sheet courtesy of The Virtual Southern America Herbaria Website

Full sun Cold LATESpring

Common Name The Purple Chloraea

Flower Size

Found in northwestern Argentina as a miniature sized [smallest in the genus], cold growing terrestrial with a leafy stem carrying 5 to 7, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves grading smaller above into bracts that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, erect, short, 2 to few flowered inflorescence.


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;