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.

Kruger National Park - South African Safari
  • Customer Support
  • Tel: +27 21 424 1037
  • Fax: +27 21 424 1036
  • Contact by Mail
  • Business Hours
  • Mon - Fri. 08:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday. 08:00 - 12:00
©2021 Siyabona Africa (Pty)Ltd - Private Tours and Safari