Gavilea araucana (Phil.) M.N.Correa 1956


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

Part sunCold LATESpringEARLYSummer

Common Name The Arauca Gavilea

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southern Argentina and southern Chile at elevations around 900 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, slender, several [10 to 15] flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Asarca arauacana Phil.1858

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide;