Thelymitra alpina Jeanes 2013 Photo by Colin & Mischa Rowan and their The Retired Aussies Website

Part shade Cold Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Alpine Thelymitra - The Mountain Sun Orchid

Flower Size 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm]

Found in New South Wales and Victoria Australia in montane, subalpine and alpine areas in grassy forests, snowgum woodlands and in alpine meadows at elevations of 500 to 1600 meters as a small to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the spring through early summer on an erect, provided with 2 to 3 sterile bracts, 6 to 32" [15 to 80 cm] long, 2 to 20 flowered inflorescence


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