Chloraea speciosa Poepp. 1833 Photo by © Catherine Bonnemaison and her Flickr Orchid Photo Site

Inflorescence Photo by © the Fundación Jardín Botánico Nacional de Viña del's photostream Flickr Orchid Photo Site

suncold EARLYSpring

Common Name The Beautiful Chloraea

Flower Size

Found in southern Chile and southern Argentina as a cold growing terrestrial and blooms in the early spring

Synonyms Asarca gayana (A.Rich.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca insignis Kuntze 1891; Chloraea gayana A.Rich. 1852; Chloraea speciosa f. sterilis Kraenzl. 1904

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1 - 12 Hoehne 1940; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1 - 12 Hoehne 1940 as C gayana; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 drawing ok;