Thelymitra maculata Jeanes 2009 Photo by Colin & Misha Rowan and their The Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Sun Cold Winter

Common Name The Spotted Thelymitra - In Australia The Spotted Curly Locks Sun Orchid

Flower Size .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm]

Found in southwest Western Australia at elevations of 50 to 150 meters in open forests, woodlands and shrublands as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender stem carrying a single, broad based, usually lobed, spirally twisted leaf that encircles the flower stem and blooms in the winter on an erect, 8 to 14" [30 to 80 cm] long, wiry, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Thelymitra spiralis var. pulchella Nicholls 1949

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as T spiralis var pulchella drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide