Gavilea australis (Skottsb.) M.N.Correa 1956 Photo by © C. H. Bravard and the Fundación Jardín Botánico Nacional de Viña del's photostream Flickr Orchid Photo Site

suncoldLATE spring EARLYsummer

Common Name The Southern Most Gavilea

Flower Size

Found in Argentina, the Falklands and southern Chile as a cold gropwing terrestrial that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Asarca australis Skottsb 1913; Asarca enigmatica Hauman 1920; Chloraea enigmatica (Hauman) Hoehne 1940

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 enigmatica; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 9 1992 postage stamp fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide;