!Gavilea leucantha Poepp. 1833 Photo by Pablo Bravo Monasterio and his Chilebosque website


Common Name The White Flowered Gavilea

Found in central Chile as a cold growing terrestrial

This species and G venosa are similar and many references put them as synomonous with G venosa taking precedence. I can see various differences and they are obviously closely related, but I will leave them separate at this time.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Asarca leucantha Poepp. & Endl. 1837

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940;