Thelymitra cucullata Rupp 1946

Another Color Form Photo by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

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Common Name The Cowl-Carrying Thelymitra - In Australia The Swamp Sun Orchid

Flower Size .5 to .75" [1.2 to 1.8 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of sea level to 150 meters in low lying depressions and on the margins of winter-wet coastal swamps or on granite out crops as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a slender stem with 2, closely sheathing, subulate bractscarrying a single, linear, channeled leaf that blooms in the mid winter and spring in nature on an erect, 8 to 18" [20 to 45 cm] long, 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying fugacious flowers

Synonyms Macdonaldia cucullata (Rupp) D.L.Szlachetko 1995

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

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