!Elythranthera brunonis [Endl] A. S. George 1963

Photos by Tony Watkinson

Photo showing color variations

In situ in Australia

Photos by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Part sun CoolWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name Robert Brown's Elythranthera [Scottish Orchid Collector and Botanist in SE Asia 1800's] - The Purple Enamel Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Grows as a medium sized, terrestrial orchid in sand in southwestern West Australia at elevations of 5 to 350 meters with glandular pubescent aerial parts and oblong-oblanceolate, green leaves that are purple at the base and blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying glossy enamel purple becoming pink flowers.

Synonyms Caladenia brunonis [Endl]Rchb.f 1871; *Glossodia brunonis Endl.1839

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Glossodia brunonis; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as Glossodia brunonsis; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 1 2006 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Orchid Digest vol 71 #4 Oct, Nov, Dec 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 12 2007 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok;