Elythranthera - Enamel Orchids

This genus contains two species, both of which have bright petals with a shiny appearance like enamel. They are both common throughout the south west. The Pink Enamel is the larger of the two with flowers up to 5cm. An interesting feature of these flowers is that the underside is as beautiful as the top side of the flowers!


Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera brunonis - Purple Enamel Orchid


Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera emarginata - Pink Enamel Orchid


Elythranthera x intermedia - Intermediate Enamel Orchid

This orchid is a hybrid between the Pink and Purple Enamel Orchids. It is called 'Intermediate' as it is halfway between the two parents in flower colour, size and plant height. This hybrid is occasionally found in areas where both parents are present but it is a rare hybrid and is seldom seen.

Elythranthera x intermedia - Intermediate Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera x intermedia - Intermediate Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera x intermedia - Intermediate Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera x intermedia - Intermediate Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera x intermedia - Intermediate Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera x intermedia - Intermediate Enamel Orchid

Elythranthera x intermedia - Intermediate Enamel Orchid