Chloraea piquichen (Lam.) Lindl. 1840 Photos by Pablo Bravo Monasterio and his Chilebosque website

Another Inflorescence Photo by German Roitman

Drawing of C piquichen Drawing by Illustrations of Orchidaceous Plants

Full sunCold LATEspringEARLYSummer

Common Name The ?Chloraea

Flower Size

Found in Patagonia Argentina in forest margins where this plant was photographed in situ as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with basal, lanceolate, intense green leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, 3.2 to 8" [8 to 20 cm] long, 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Asarca chlorosticta (Phil.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca fimbriata (Phil.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca incisa (Poepp.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca odontoglossa (A. Rich.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca patagonica (Phil.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca unguis-cati (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca virescens (Willd.) Kuntze 1891; Chloraea chlorosticta Phil. 1857; Chloraea fimbriata Phil. 1857; Chloraea incisa Poepp. 1833; Chloraea odontoglossa A. Rich. 1849; Chloraea patagonica Phil. 1863-5; Chloraea pigichen Kuntze 1891; Chloraea piquichen Lindl. 1840; Chloraea pleistodactyla Kraenzl. & Spegg. 1902; Chloraea unguis-cati Rchb. f. 1849; *Cymbidium virescens Willd. 1805; Epidendrum virescens (Willd.) Poir. 1810; Limodorum piquichen Lam. 1792

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C virescens; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as C virescens drawing not; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1 - 12 Hoehne 1940 as C virescens; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1 - 12 Hoehne 1940 as C unguis-cati; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1 - 12 Hoehne 1940 as C chlorosticta; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1-12 Hoehne 1940 as C incisa; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I 1 - 12 Hoehne 1940; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 5 1958 as C virescens drawing good; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 as C virescens photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 drawing fide;