Acrolophia lamellata

At least 5 flowering plants of the rare orchid, Acrolophia lamellata have been found near Rotary Drive.  It is a robust, evergreen perennial with leathery, narrow, sharp-tipped leaves, overlapping one another.  The plants are about 50 cm tall.  The branched flower stalk bear loosely arranged pale pink to white flowers about 10 cm across.  It is pollinated by honey bees.
Article by Fran Jordaan;  Photos by Fran Jordaan and Ronnie Hazell

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