Thelymitra juncifolia Lindl. 1840

Another Flower Aspect Photos byColin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Common Name The Rush-leaf Sun Orchid - The Large Spotted Sun Orchid

Flower Size 1 2/5" [3.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia at elevations of sea level to 350 meters in open forests, heathy forests, woodlands, heathland and coastal scrub as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a single leaf that blooms in the spring in Australia on an erect, 8" to 12" [20 to 30 cm] tall, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 sterile bracts..

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 5 2005; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide