Thelymitra matthewsii Cheeseman 1910 publ. 1911

Another View Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun CoolCold LATE winter Spring

Common Name Matthew's Thelymitra - In Australia The Spiral Sun Orchid

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia and New Zealand as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial on slopes na dridges of open woodlands, with a single spirally twisted, basally broad, usually lobed leaf that blooms and late winter and spring on an erect, 4 t o9" [10 to 22.5 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered, wiry inflorescence with a single sterile bract and upward facing flowers.

Synonyms Macdonaldia matthewsii (Cheeseman) Szlach. 1995; Thelymitra daltonii R.S.Rogers 1930

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