Thelymitra frenchii Jeanes 2004 Photo by Colin and Misha Rowan and their The Retired Aussies Website

Full sun Cold Spring

Common Name French's Thelymitra - In Australia The Jarrahdale Sun Orchid

Flower Size .75 to 1" [1.8 to 2.5 cm]

Found in southwestern Western Australia on granite outcrops in shallow soil pockets at elevations around 300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect to curved, fleshy, pale green leaf that blooms inn the spring on an erect, 2 to 5.6" [5 to 14 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2 sterile bracts


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