Thelymitra megacalyptra Fitzg. 1879 Photo by Martin Flabmeister and The House of Fran_Mart Website

  • Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website


    Common Name The Large-Capped Thelymitra - The Plains Sun Orchid

    Flower Size 1 to 1.8" [2.5 to 4.5 cm]

    Found in S. New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia at elevations of 100 to 900 meters in grasslands, open grassy woodlands, open forests and mallee shrublands as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 8 to 24" [10 to 60 cm] long, 2 to 15 flowered inflorescence with 2 sterile bracts with often scented flowers

    Synonyms Thelymitra aristata var. megcalyptra (Fitzg.) Rupp 1941

    References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 1 2002 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good