Elythranthera emarginata [Lindl]A.S. George 1963 Photo courtesy of Tony Watkinson and the Species Orchid Societyof Western Australia

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Malcolm Thomas of Australia

Ensitu in Australia

Common Name The Notched Elythranthera - The Pink Enamel Orchid

Flower Size 1.4 to 1.8" [3.5 to 4.5 cm]

This medium sized, terrestrial, cool growing tuberous orchid is found in SW West Australia in coastal and near coastal scrub at elevations of 5 to 350 meters with pubescent stems carrying linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, glandular pubescent leaves and 2 stem bracts and blooms on a terminal, erect, one to four flowered inflorescence that occurs in the late summer.

Synonyms Caladenia emarginata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1871; *Glossodia emarginata Lindl. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo good; Die Orchideen #6 21-24 tafel 7 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 41 2001 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide