Thelymitra graminea Lindl. 1840

Photography by A. Ireland . Image used with the permission of the Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Environment and Conservation ( Accessed on Thursday, 30 August 2012 and The Flora Base Website

Common Name The Grass-Like Leaf Thelymitra - In Australia The Shy Sun Orchid

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 50 to 350 meters in open forests, woodlands, shrublands and on granite rocks as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the spring in Australia on an erect, 12" to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence with successively opening flowers.


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