Vlei Orchid

Vital Statistics


Vlei Orchid

Latin Name

Eulophia angolensis


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.


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.

Kruger National Park - South African Safari