Thelymitra media R.Br. 1810

Another View Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Drawing of T media var carneolutea Drawing by W H Nicholls

Part Sun Cold Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Median Thelymitra - The Tall Sun Orchid

Flower Size .6 to 1.4" [1.5 to 3.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales and Victoria Australia at elevations of 200 to 800 meters in wet sclerophyll forests with heathy or densely shrubby understory as a medium to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 1 to 3 leaf-like stem bracts and a single, linear to lanceolate, channeled, mostly thick and coriaceous, strongly ribbed leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on an erect, 12 to 40" [30 to 100 cm] long, 7 to 30 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Thelymitra media var. carneolutea Nicholls 1943

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as T nedia var carneo-lutea drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo ok