Thelymitra basaltica Jeanes 2004

Flowers Closeup Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun Cold Spring

Common Name The Rock Growing Thelymitra - Grasslands Sun Orchid

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Victoria Australia at elevations of 180 to 220 meters in basalt grasslands as a small to just medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence with a single sterile bract and carrying crowded flowers


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