Thelymitra cornicina Rchb. f. 1871

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Common Name The Horn-Shaped Thelymitra - In Australia The Lilac Sun Orchid

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of sea level to 250 meters in low-lying shrubby areas as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a single, often pale green leaf that that blooms in the spring on an erect, 8 to 20" [20 to 50 cm] long, 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence flowers in August in nature.

Synonyms Thelymitra fasciculata Fitzg 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1874 Drawing; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide

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