Thelymitra crinita Lindl. 1840

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

Common Name The Long-Haired Thelymitra - The Queen Orchid - The Blue Lady Orchid - The Lily Orchid

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found in south Western Australia at elevations of sea level to 350 meters in coastal and near coastal forests and woodlands as a small to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial in varied soils, around light scrub on ridges with an elengated stem carrying a single, apical, glabrous, ovate-lanceolate leaf that blooms in the spring in nature on a terminal, erect, racemose, 8 to 30" [20 to 75 cm] long, 2 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Thelymitra ovata F.Muell. 1867

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen #6 21-24 tafel 7 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 4 1985 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide

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