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VII Region, Reserva Nacional Vilches, Chile
Altitude: 1220-1280 m. 10 24, 2006

 

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Species:  Gavilea odoratissima Poepp.
Family:  Orchidaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Orchidales
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Record:  0656
About 12 Gavilea in Chile and 5 in our data base.
About 51 Orchidaceae in Chile and 31 in our data base.

 

1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Yellow, 3 petals   Yellow, 6 petals      Perennial     

Native    Frequent

Height: 80 cm.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Gavilea odoratissima (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gavilea odoratissima

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Vilches, Chile
Altitude: 1220-1280 m. 10 24, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Yellow, 3 petals
Yellow, 6 petals

Height: 80 cm.

 

Image of Gavilea odoratissima (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gavilea odoratissima

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Vilches, Chile
Altitude: 1220-1280 m. 10 24, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).
Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Gavilea odoratissima (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gavilea odoratissima

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Vilches, Chile
Altitude: 1220-1280 m. 10 24, 2006

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

Image of Gavilea odoratissima (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gavilea odoratissima

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Vilches, Chile
Altitude: 1220-1280 m. 10 24, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (19) of Gavilea odoratissima Poepp. available here

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Bipinnula fimbriata

Bipinnula plumosa (Flor del bigote)

Brachystele unilateralis

Chloraea alpina

Chloraea bletioides

Chloraea chica

Chloraea chrysantha

Chloraea cristata

Chloraea cristata (orquidea amarilla)

Chloraea cylindrostachya

Chloraea disoides var. picta

Chloraea galeata

Chloraea galeata

Chloraea gaudichaudii (Orquidea de campo)

Chloraea grandiflora

Chloraea heteroglossa (orquidea blanca)

Chloraea incisa

Chloraea longipetala

Chloraea magellanica

Chloraea nudilabia

Chloraea sp. #2119

Chloraea viridiflora (Orquidea de flor verde)

Codonorchis lessonii

Gavilea araucana

Gavilea glandulifera (Pico de loro)

Gavilea lutea

Gavilea odoratissima

Gavilea venosa

Orchidaceae sp. #0998

 

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