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

Part Sun Cold Spring

Common Name The Imbricate Thelymitra - The Broad Sun Orchid

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm]

Found in Tasmania at elevations around 200 meters in grasslands among grasses and shrubs in forests as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a single, erect, basal, dark green leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 sterile bract.

Synonyms Thelymitra nuda var. grandiflora Lindl. 1840

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