Thelymitra tigrina R. Br. 1810

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

EARLY

Common Name The Tiger-Like Striped Thelymitra - The Tiger Sun Orchid

Flower Size .4 t o.65" [1 to 1.6 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of sea level to 200 meters in near coastal swamps among sedges and rushes as a small to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid that blooms in the spring and early summer in nature on an erect, 6 to 28" [15 to 70 cm] long, 2 to 15 flowered inflorescence with often cupped flowers.

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

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