Thelymitra aggericola D.L.Jones 1999 Photo by Colin & Misha Rowan and their The Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full sun Cold Spring

Common Name The Mound Growing Thelymitra [possibly refers to the plants habit of being on low rocky outcrops?]- In Australia The Bleak Sun Orchid

Flower Size .98 to 1.12" [2.4 to 2.8 cm]

Found in northwestern Tasmania in rock crevasses and shallow soil pockets on low rocky outcrops in bleak areas near the sea at elevations of sea level to 200 meters as a minaiture to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, often curved leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 2 to 5.6" [7 to 14 cm] long, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence with 1 sterile bract.


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