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 single, wide, fleshy, deeply channeled leaf with a thick median ridge that blooms in the spring on an erect, to 10 flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

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