Chloraea virescens (Willd.) Lindl. 1827 Photos by Pablo Bravo Monasterio and his Chilebosque website

Another Inflorescence Photo courtesy of German Roitman

Full sunCold LATEspringEARLYSummer

Common Name The Greenish Chloraea

Flower Size

Found in Patagonia Argentina in forest margins where this plant was photographed in situ as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with basal, lanceolate, intense green leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, 3.2 to 8" [8 to 20 cm] long, 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Asarca chlorosticta (Phil.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca fimbriata (Phil.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca incisa (Poepp.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca odontoglossa (A. Rich.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca patagonica (Phil.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca unguis-cati (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Asarca virescens (Willd.) Kuntze 1891; Chloraea chlorosticta Phil. 1857; Chloraea fimbriata Phil. 1857; Chloraea incisa Poepp. 1833; Chloraea odontoglossa A. Rich. 1849; Chloraea patagonica Phil. 1863-5; Chloraea pigichen Kuntze 1891; Chloraea piquichen Lindl. 1840; Chloraea pleistodactyla Kraenzl. & Spegg. 1902; Chloraea unguis-cati Rchb. f. 1849; *Cymbidium virescens Willd. 1805; Epidendrum virescens (Willd.) Poir. 1810; Limodorum piquichen Lam. 1792

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing not; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as C unguis-cati; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as C chlorosticta; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as C piquichen; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 5 1958 drawing; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide;