Thelymitra × macmillanii F.Muell. 1865

Another View Of Flower Photo by Colin Rowan

LATE EARLY

Common Name Macmillan's Thelymitra - The Crimson Sun Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm]

Found in South Australia to southwestern Victoria Australia as a cool growing terrestrial with a slender, wiry, flexuos stem carrying a single, erect, narrowly linear, channeled leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring in situ on an erect, zig-zagged, often reddish, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying very color variable flowers.

This orchid is a natural hybrid between T. antennifera × T. nuda.

Synonyms Macdonaldia ×macmillanii (F.Muell.) Szlach. 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966 as T macmillarii; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 1 2002 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide

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