Gavilea venosa (Lam.) Garay & Ormerod 2002 Photo by Pablo Bravo Monasterio and his Chilebosque website

Sunny ColdWinterSpring

Common Name The Veined Gavilea

Found in central Chile as a cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect many flowered inflorescence

This species and G leucantha are similar and many references put them as synomonous with this one 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 feuilleana Kraenzl. 1903; Gavilea feuilleana (Kraenzl.) Lehnebach 2003; *Limodorum venosum Lam. 1792

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;