Thelymitra holmesii Nicholls 1932

Another Flower Aspect Photo courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website


Common Name Holme's Sun Orchid - Blue Star Sun Orchid

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in heathlands, woodlands and open forests, usually growing in seasonally wet areas at elevations of sea level to 200 meters in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with a single leaf that blooms in the spring in Australia on an erect, to 16" [40 cm] tall, 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence with usually 2 sterile bracts .

Synonyms Thelymitra pauciflora var. holmesii (Nicholls) Nicholls 1944

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