Thelymitra polychroma D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1998 Photo by Colin & Misha Rowan and their Retired Aussies Orchid Photo Website

Part Sun Cold LATERSpring

Common Name The Many Colored Thelymitra - In Australia The Rainbow Sun Orchid

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in Tasmania at elevations of 0 to 50 meters in low heathland and swampy areas near and on the coast as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3, sterile bracts.


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