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Image of Chloraea viridiflora (Orquidea de flor verde). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Chloraea viridiflora

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 1500 m. 11 26, 2006

 

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Species:  Chloraea viridiflora Poepp.
Family:  Orchidaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Orchidales
Chilean Name:  Orquidea de flor verde
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Record:  0663
About 29 Chloraea in Chile and 19 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 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
High altitude close to the timber line
Green, 3 petals      Perennial     

Native    Frequent

Height: 40 cm.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Chloraea viridiflora (Orquidea de flor verde). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Chloraea viridiflora

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 1500 m. 11 26, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Green, 3 petals

Height: 40 cm.

 

Image of Chloraea viridiflora (Orquidea de flor verde). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Chloraea viridiflora

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 1500 m. 11 26, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line

 

Watering conditions:

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.

 

Image of Chloraea viridiflora (Orquidea de flor verde). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Chloraea viridiflora

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 1500 m. 11 26, 2006

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

Image of Chloraea viridiflora (Orquidea de flor verde). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Chloraea viridiflora

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 1500 m. 11 26, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (20) of Chloraea viridiflora Poepp. available here

More species from the same Orchidaceae family in our data base:

Bipinnula apinnula

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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