Thelymitra malvina M.A.Clem., D.L.Jones & Molloy 1989

Another View Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun Cold SpringEARLYSummer

Common Name The Mallow Colored Thelymitra - The Purple Tufted Sun Orchid

Flower Size .6" to 1.25" [1.5 to 3.2 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand at elevations of 10 to 300 meters in tall forests, heathy forests and coastal scrub as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a thin textured leaf that blooms and spring and early summer on an erect, 10 to 30" [25 to 75 cm] long, 3 to 25 flowered inflorescence with usually 3 sterile bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 4 1998 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide