Thelymitra kangaloonica Jeanes 2011 Photo by Colin & Misha Rowan and their Retired Aussies Orchid Photo Website

Part Sun ColdSpring

Common Name The Kangaloon Thelymitra [An area of New South Wales] - In Australia The Kangaloon Sun Orchid

Flower Size .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm]

Found in New South Wales at elevations of 600 to 700 meters in open swamps in tall sedges as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, narrow, thick leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 8 to 22" [20 to 55 cm] long, 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 large bracts with the lowest being leaflike.


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