Thelymitra x merraniae Nicholls 1929

Blue Color Form Photo by Malcolm Thomas of Australia

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial growing orchid in new South Wales and Victoria Australia that blooms in the spring on an erect, 6 to 18" [15 to 45 cm] long, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence.

This species is a a natural hybrid between T nuda and T ixioides.

Synonyms Thelymitra ixioides f. merraniae (Nicholls) Nicholls 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as T ixioides forma merranae drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006