Thelymitra adorata Jeanes 2011 Photo by Boris Branwhite and The Spiders of Australia Website

Part shade Cold Winter

Common Name The Adoring Thelymitra - In Australia the Praying Sun Orchid

Flower Size .6 to 1.08" [1.5 to 2.7 cm]

Found in New South Wales Australia near wetland edges with melaleuca and Eucalypt at elevations of 10 to 40 meters as a medium to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a single, thick leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, 8 to 24" [20 to 60 cm] long, 2 to 13 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 4, lowermost leaflike sterile bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide