Thelymitra psammophila C.R.P. Andrews 1905 Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Common Name The Sand Loving Thelymita In Australia The Sandplain Sun Orchid

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

Found in Western Australia at el;evations of 50 to 350 meters i low shrubs in heathlands as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial in sandy gravel with a long, narrow, terete or channeled, single leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 6 to 10 [15 to 25 cm] long, fractiflex, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2 sterile bracts and strongly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Macdonaldia psammophila (C.R.P.Andrews) D.L.Szlachetko 1995

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

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