Thelymitra crinita Lindl. 1840


Photo by 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, 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 ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 4 1985 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #1 2002 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #3 2014 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 photo fide;