Elythranthera, abbreviated as Elth. in horticultural trade, are a small family of terrestrial orchids from Australia.
Plants in this genus are distributed Australia.
Plants are terrestrial and relies on tubers.
Grow plants in cool temperatures with moderate amounts of light. Plants require a summer dormancy. Withhold watering and keep the medium to dry out after the leaves die out during the summer and water regularly during the winter. Pot in a well drain gritty terrestrial mix of sand, peat, and eucalyptus leaf litter. Plants are difficult to grow.
The genus is named after the hood over the anther of the flower.
- *Glossodia R. Br. 1810
- Elythranthera brunonis (Endl.) A.S.George, 1963.
- Elythranthera emarginata (Lindl.) A.S.George, 1963.
- Elythranthera × intermedia (Fitzg.) M.A.Clem., 1989.