Thelymitra purpurata Rupp 1946 Photo by The Australian Native Orchid Society Queensland Kabi Group Website

Full sun WarmColdWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Purple Thelymitra - In Australia The Wallum Sun Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Queensland and New South Wales Australia in coastal heathlands and wallum communities in asndy soils at elevations of sea level to 200 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the winter and early spring on an erect, 6 to 14" [15 to 35 cm] long, 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 sterile bracts.


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