Gavilea platyantha (Rchb.f.) Ormerod 2002 Drawing © by Diem and M. A. Chemisquy and Taxonomía del género Gavilea

Common Name The Broad Anther Gavilea

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in central Chile and Neuquén Argentina as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 5 to 6, in a pseudo-rosette, erect, oblong-elliptic, acute, basally clasping leaves and 4 to 6, sheathing, erect, gradually narrowing above, acuminate cauline leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, 5.2 to 11.6" [13 to 34 cm] long, 9 to 35 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, slightly longer than the ovary, membraneous, 5 nerved, nerves somewhat branching, acute to acuminate floral bracts carrying whitish-green flowers.

Synonyms Asarca glandulifera var. illapeliana Reiche 1910 ;*Asarca platyantha Rchb.f. 1850

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Darwiniana 50(1):33-80 Chemisquy June 2012 Drawing fide