Thelymitra hatchii L.B.Moore 1968

Photo by John Varigos

Part Sun Cold Spring Summer

Common Name Hatch's Thelymitra

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Zealand on clay banks, in open areas amongst scrub, sometimes in bogs at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial witha single, dark reddish green to reddish brown, fleshy, often keeled to ribbed leaf that blooms in the spring through summer on an erect, to 6 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide