Thelymitra arenaria Lindl. 1840

Flowers in situ Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun Cold Spring

Common Name The Sandy Ground Thelymitra - The Forest Sun Orchid

Flower Size .6" to 1.1" [1.6 to 2.6 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia at elevations of 5 to 1000 meters in open forests, woodland, heathy forests, heathlands and grasslands as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a long, narrow leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 10 to 16" [25 to 40 cm] long, 2 to 16 flowered inflorescence with usually 2 sterile bracts.


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