Vlei Orchid

Vlei Orchid.Vlei Orchid

Vital Statistics

Name
Vlei Orchid
Latin Name
Eulophia angolensis
Description
This beautiful Vlei Orchid grows up to a height of 2 m when in flower, with small wrinkled leaves growing close to the surface of the ground and fragrant yellow flowers. The calyx, which is 20 mm long, stands erect, with the broad petals folding forward, over each other, over the top of the ribbed tongue. The flowering time is from December to February.
Habitat
The Vlei Orchid grows abundantly in throughout tropical Africa and in South Africa.
Field Notes
The Vlei Orchid is commonly seen in marshes [vleis], damp grasslands and even on the banks of rivers.
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