Thelymitra planicola Jeanes 2000 Photo by Colin and Misha Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Full sun Cold Spring

Common Name The Plains Living Thelymitra - In Australia The Glaucous Sun Orchid - The Shy Sun Orchid

Flower Size .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm]

Found in eastern New South Wales and Victoria Australia in grasslands and grassy woodlands at elevations of sea level to 100 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 8.8 to 16" [22 to 45 cm] long, 2 to 12 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 4 sterile, the lowest large and leaf-like bracts

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution.


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