PINK ENAMEL ORCHID FACTS
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Pink Enamel Orchid
The Pink Enamel Orchid is a glossy pink orchid from Western Australia. It has pink star shaped flowers with similar sized petals and sepals. The flowers are shiny giving it an enamelled appearance, and are about 4cm across. Flowering is in spring from about October to December. The underside of the flowers is attractive with mottled pink on white. The flowers are produced on slender straight stems. The plant is often seen in groups and can sometimes form quite large colonies. The leaves are green and elongated oval shape, tapering towards the tip. It is similar to the Purple Enamel Orchid which is glossy purple and has smaller flowers.
found in damp soil in swamps, and near creeks
Elythranthera emarginata is found in south west corner of Western Australia in the general area surrounding Perth to Albany and west to the coast
|Common Name:||Pink Enamel Orchid|
Relatives in same Genus