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V Region, Lago Peñuelas, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 10 15, 2008

 

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Species:  Chloraea incisa Poepp.
Family:  Orchidaceae Identification OK   
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Record:  1226
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 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.     Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.   In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.     Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
White, 6 petals      Perennial     

Endemic    Rare

Height: 40 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Chloraea incisa (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Chloraea incisa

V Region, Lago Peñuelas, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 10 15, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: White, 6 petals

Height: 40 cm.

 

Image of Chloraea incisa (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Chloraea incisa

V Region, Lago Peñuelas, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 10 15, 2008

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.
Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.

 

Image of Chloraea incisa (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Chloraea incisa

V Region, Lago Peñuelas, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 10 15, 2008

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Chloraea incisa (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Chloraea incisa

V Region, Lago Peñuelas, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 10 15, 2008

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.

 

Very difficult to cultivate

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (20) of Chloraea incisa 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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