Thelymitra alcockiae D.L.Jones ex Jeanes 2013 Photo by Colin & Mischa Rowan and their The Retired Aussies Website

Part shade Cold Winter MID Spring

Common Name Alcock's Thelymitra - Kath's Sun Orchid

Flower Size .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm]

Found in Victoria and South Australia in drier mallee shrublands, open forests and woodlands at eleavtions of 5 to 200 meters as a mini-miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the winter through mid spring on an erect, provided with 1 to 3 [usually 2], often reddish purple sterile bracts, 4 to 24" [10 to 60 cm] long, 2 to 12 flowered inflorescence


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