Thelymitra exigua Jeanes 2004

Flower Closeup Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun Cold Spring

Common Name The Insignificant Thelymitra - Short Sun Orchid

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.3 to 2 cm]

Found in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania Australia at elevations of 50 to 300 meters in grasslands, grassy forests, heathlands and shrublands as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the spring on a 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence with a single sterile bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo ok