Thelymitra peniculata Jeanes 2004

Another View Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part SunCold Spring

Common Name The Brush-Like Thelymitra - The Trim Sun Orchid

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.4 to 2.2 cm]

Found in New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania Australia at elevations of 5 to 1500 meters in open forests, grasslands, woodlands, heathlands and grasslands as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 10 to 26" [25 to 65 cm] long, 1 t o18 flowered inflorescence with usually 2 sterile bracts.


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