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VIII Region, Antuco, Chile
Altitude: 1600-1900 m. 01 23, 2007

 

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Species:  Gavilea lutea (Pers.) Correa
Family:  Orchidaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Orchidales
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Record:  1410
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 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.   In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Yellow, 6 petals      Perennial     

Native    Frequent

Height: 60 cm.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

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

Image of Gavilea lutea

VIII Region, Antuco, Chile
Altitude: 1600-1900 m. 01 23, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Yellow, 6 petals

Height: 60 cm.

 

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

Image of Gavilea lutea

VIII Region, Antuco, Chile
Altitude: 1600-1900 m. 01 23, 2007

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.
In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)

 

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

Image of Gavilea lutea

VIII Region, Antuco, Chile
Altitude: 1600-1900 m. 01 23, 2007

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

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

Image of Gavilea lutea

VIII Region, Antuco, Chile
Altitude: 1600-1900 m. 01 23, 2007

 

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).

 

Very difficult to cultivate

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (20) of Gavilea lutea (Pers.) Correa available here

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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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