Chloraea membranacea is a terrestrial orchid from Argentina (found only in Buenos Aires, Corrientes, Santa Fe, and Entre Ríos), Uruguay, and Brazil. They grow wild and they are sometimes seen in gardens, but people do not realize that they have them. It has abundant, wide roots, that are used as a storage for the plant. Its leaves have a lanceolate shape, and grow into a rosette shape during autumn and winter. Then it grows a 25-40 cm apical inflorescence, which flowers around October (spring). It normally has from 8 to 12 white/green flowers. Once the flowers die, the plant looses its leaves.