Thelymitra pulchella Hook.f. 1853 Photo by Michael Pratt and The New Zealand Native Orchids Website

Full sun Cold Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Beautiful Thelymitra - In New Zealand The Striped Sun Orchid

Flower Size .8" [ 2 cm]

Found in New Zealand in lowland to montane wetlands and damp areas amongst shrubs as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a tuber giving rise to a single, wide, keeled leaf that blooms in the spring to early summer on an erect, to 24" [60 cm] long, to 6 or more flowered inflorecence with a wide basal sheath

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

Synonyms Thelymitra caesia Petrie 1918 publ. 1919; Thelymitra concinna Colenso 1888; Thelymitra fimbriata Colenso 1889 publ. 1890; Thelymitra pachyphylla Cheeseman 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975