Thelymitra tigrina R. Br. 1810 Photo by Colin & Misha Rowan and their Retired Aussies Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower

Inflorescence Photo by 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 to .66" [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 with a very slender stem carrying a very narrow, channeled leaf 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 ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 photo fide;

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