Thelymitra aemula Cheeseman 1919 Photo by Allan and The New Zealand Native Orchids Website

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Similar Thelymitra

Flower Size .4 to .6 [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in northern New Zealand in open kauri and gumland scrub as a slender to robust, medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender to robust stem carrying a single, wide, fleshy, deeply channeled leaf with a thick median ridge that blooms in the spring on an erect, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide