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VII Region, Laguna del Maule, Chile
Altitude: 2200-2900 m. 02 05, 2010

 

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Species:  Chloraea chica Speg. & Kraenzl.
Family:  Orchidaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
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Record:  1335
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 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.     The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
   Perennial     

    Rare

Height: 25 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

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

Image of Chloraea chica

VII Region, Laguna del Maule, Chile
Altitude: 2200-2900 m. 02 05, 2010

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Height: 25 cm.

 

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

Image of Chloraea chica

VII Region, Laguna del Maule, Chile
Altitude: 2200-2900 m. 02 05, 2010

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line

 

Watering conditions:

The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.

 

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

Image of Chloraea chica

VII Region, Laguna del Maule, Chile
Altitude: 2000-2300 m. 02 06, 2009

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

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

Image of Chloraea chica

VII Region, Laguna del Maule, Chile
Altitude: 2000-2300 m. 02 06, 2009

 

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 (9) of Chloraea chica Speg. & Kraenzl. 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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