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Purple Enamel Orchid
The Purple Enamel Orchid is an attractive west Australian native orchid. It has attractive purple star shaped flowers. Some plants produce white flowers but this less common. The flowers are shiny giving it an enamelled appearance, and are about 3cm across. The flowers become paler with age. Flowering is in spring from about September to October. 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 Pink Enamel Orchid which is bright pink.
15cm - 30cm
heathland, forest, woodland
Elythranthera brunonis is found in Western Australia from about mid way between Geraldton and Perth to about Esperance.
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