Thelymitra erosa D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1998 Photos by Colin & Misha Rowan and their Retired Aussies Orchid Photo Website

Part Sun Cold Spring

Common Name The Irregular Thelymitra [refers to the column arms] - In Australia The Striped Sun Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm]

Found in Tasmania at elevations of 0 to 600 meters in heathy forests, heathlands and swamp margins as a small to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 6 to 20" [15 to 50 cm] long, 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 , sterile bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #1 2013 photo fide;