Thelymitra spadicea D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1998 Photo by Peter Fehre and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full sun Cold EARLIER Spring

Common Name The Deep Reddish Brown Thelymitra [refers to the redish brown marking on the top of the column] - In Australia The BrownTop Sun Orchid

Flower Size .64 to .88" [1.6 to 2.2 cm]

Found in Tasmania in heathlands, heathy forests, sedgelands and in swales in between stabilized dunes at elevations of sea level to 50 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflroescence with 2 to 3 sterile bracts


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