Thelymitra simulata D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1998

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

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Common Name The Graceful Sun Orchid - The Collared Sun Orchid

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

Found in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania mountain areas, or alpine meadows and snow plains, or woodlands and open forests always in ell drained soils as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with a single leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer in Australia on an erect, to 16" [40 cm] tall, 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 sterile bracts..

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 8 2002 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good

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