Thelymitra occidentalis Jeanes 2001 Photo by Colin & Misha Rowan and their Retired Aussies Orchid Photo Website

Part Sun Cold Spring

Common Name The Western Thelymitra - In Australia The Rimmed Sun Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1." [1.5 to 3.3 cm]

Found in southwest Western Australia at elevations of 5 to 360 meters in mallee shrubland, heathlands, granite outcrops and winter wet areas as a small to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 4.8 to 16" [12 to 40 cm] long, 2 to 15 flowered inflorescence usually with a single, sterile bract.


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