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Elythranthera emarginata, is a ground orchid with glossy pink flowers on stems up to 20 cm tall. They have a single leaf up to 10 cm long.

They occur in the south-western, Western Australia.

The picture here were taken in late September at the Stirling Range National Park, in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, approximately 337 kilometres south-east of Perth.

Elythranthera emarginata (Pink Enamel Orchids), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham
Elythranthera emarginata (Pink Enamel Orchid), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham
Elythranthera emarginata (Pink Enamel Orchids), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham
Elythranthera emarginata (Pink Enamel Orchid), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham
Elythranthera emarginata (Pink Enamel Orchids), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham
Elythranthera emarginata (Pink Enamel Orchid), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham
Elythranthera emarginata (Pink Enamel Orchids), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham
Elythranthera emarginata (Pink Enamel Orchid), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham
Elythranthera emarginata (Pink Enamel Orchids), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham
Elythranthera emarginata (Pink Enamel Orchids), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham

The following photos of the Elythranthera emarginata (Pink Enamel Orchids) were also taken in the Stirling Range National Park, Western Australia in early October.

Photographs © Terry Dunham


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Phylum: Charophyta
  • Class: Equisetopsida
  • Subclass: Magnoliidae
  • Superorder: Lilianae
  • Order: Asparagales
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Genus: Elythranthera
  • Species: Elythranthera emarginata

Footnote & References

  1. Elythranthera emarginata (Pink Enamel Orchid), Stirling Range National Park WA. Photographs © Terry Dunham
  2. Elythranthera emarginata (Lindl.) A.S.George, Pink Enamel Orchid, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://id.biodiversity.org.au/taxon/apni/51405030
  3. Elythranthera emarginata (Lindl.) A.S.George, Pink Enamel Orchid, Western Australian Herbarium (1998–). Florabase—the Western Australian Flora. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Accessed 1 October 2023), https://florabase.dbca.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/1644
  4. Elythranthera – Enamel Orchids, Orchids of South-West Australia, https://chookman.id.au/wp_orchids/?page_id=781

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