Thelymitra bracteata J.Z.Weber ex Jeanes 2004 Photo by Colin & Misha Rowan and their Retired Aussies Orchid Photo Website

Part Sun Cold Spring

Common Name The Bracteate Thelymitra - In Australia The Large Bracted Sun Orchid - The Leafy Sun Orchid

Flower Size .64 to 1.2" [1.6 to 3 cm]

Found in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania at elevations of 5 to 600 meters in open forests and grasslands as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, erect, basal, flat leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 12 to 32" [30 to 80 cm] long, 5 to 30 flowered inflorescence with usually 2 sterile bract.


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