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

Part Sun Cold EARLYSpring

Common Name The Granite Living Thelymitra - In Australia The Coastal Granite Sun Orchid

Flower Size .68 to 1.12" [1.7 to 2.8 cm]

Found in southwest Western Australia at elevations of 10 to 50 meters in on coastal and near coastal granite outcrops and headlands as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, erect, short, curved leaf that blooms in the early spring on an erect, 2.8 to 8" [7 to 20 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 good