Gavilea trullata Ormerod 2002 Drawing © by Morrone et al and M. A. Chemisquy and Taxonomía del género Gavilea


Common Name The Scoop Shaped Gavilea

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Los Lagos Chile and Neuquén and Rio Negro Argentina as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with 6, in a pseudo-rosette, erect, satin green, oblong, acute, basally clasping leaves and 4, sheathing, erect, gradually narrowing above, acute cauline leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, 7.2 to 8.8" [18 to 22 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, as long as the ovary, membraneous to hyaline, 4 to 5 nerved, nerves somewhat branching, long-acuminate floral bracts carrying white flowers.

Synonyms Asarca cardioglossa var. patagonica Garay 1954; Gavilea cardioglossa var. patagonica (Garay) M.N.Correa 1956

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