Thelymitra colensoi Hook.f. 1864 Photo by Jeremy Rolfe and The New Zealand Plant Conservation Network Website

Fragrant Full sun Cold Spring

Common NameColenso's Thelymitra

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in New Zealand in lowland to montane forests in peat bogs, gumland scrub and clay banks as a cold growing terrestrial with the base of the stem red stained, carrying a single, broad, arching, v shaped in crossection, not ribbed leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, to 6 or so flowered inflorescence carrrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Thelymitra intermedia Bergg. 1877; Thelymitra longifolia var. intermedia Hatch 1952; Thelymitra longifolia var. stenopetala Hatch 1952

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 as T intermedia photo ok