Thelymitra azurea R.S.Rogers 1917 Photo by Colin & Misha Rowan and their Retired Aussies Orchid Photo Website

Part Sun Cold Spring

Common Name The Azure Thelymitra - In Australia The Azure Sun Orchid

Flower Size .62 to 1.08" [1.3 to 2.7 cm]

Found in Victoria and South Australia at elevations of 10 to 250 meters in heathy forest, heathlands, mallee shrublands and swamps as a small to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 5.2 to 18" [13 to 45 cm] long, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence with a single, sterile bract.


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