Thelymitra venosa R.Br. 1810 Photo by The Australian Alps Website

Inflorescence Photo by Greg Steenbeeke and his Australian Orchid Website

Full sunCold Winter Spring

Common Name The Veined Thelymitra - In Australia The Large Veined Thelymitra

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in New South Wales Australia along the coast and adjacent mountain ranges at elevations of 30 to 950 meters in permanently moist areas in open forests, woodlands and along the margins of swamps as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an oblong tuber giving rise to an erect, slender, more or less sinuous stem enveloped by a single, basally clasping, narrow, elongate, narrowly linear, fleshy, acute, channeled leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, 16" [40 cm] long, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Macdonaldia venosa (R.Br.) Lindl.1840; Thelymitra venosa var. magnifica Rupp 1939

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966 as Thelymitra venosa var. magnifica; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as T venosa var magnifica drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide