Thelymitra circumsepta Fitzg. 1878

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Part Sun Cold LATESpring Summer

Common Name The Completely Round Thelymitra - In Australia The Naked Sun Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in New South Wales Australia at elevations of 100 to 1300 meters in swampy areas among shrubs and tussocks as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, thick, leathery, linear, channeled, prominently keeled leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, 6 to 28" [15 to 70 cm] long, 3 to 20 flowered inflorescence usually with 2, sterile bracts.

Synonyms Thelymitra retecta Rupp, Victorian Naturalist 60: 176 (1944

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as T retecta drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide