Thelymitra sparsa D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1998 Photo by Malcolm "Malwel" and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full sun Cold LATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Very Sparse Hair Tuft Thelymitra - In Australia The Wispy Sun Orchid

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm]

Found in Tasmania in montane areas in low scruband in open forests in areas dominated by rushes, sedges and grasses at elevations of 600 to 700 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erectr, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm[ long, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 sterile bracts


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