Gavilea odoratissima (Poepp. & Endl.) Poepp. 1833 Photo by © Pablo Bravo Monasterio and his Chilebosque website

Inflorescence Photo by © Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

Plant and Flowers in situ Photo courtesy of © Bill Temple


Common Name The Fragrant Gavilea

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Argentina and Chile at elevations around 1200 to 1300 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a few basal leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 12 to 14" [30 to 35 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence with very fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Asarca odoratissima Poepp. & Endl. 1837; Asarca ventanai Hauman 1917; Chloraea odoratissima (Poepp. & Endl.) Macloskie 1904

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