Thelymitra villosa Lindl. 1840

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Common Name The Hirsute Thelymitra - The Custard Orchid

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 50 to 300 meters in winter wet sites in open forests and woodlands as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid that has a single, white hairy, oval leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 12 to 24" [30 to 60 cm] long, 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Thelymitra pardalina F.Muell. 1865

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 4 1985 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo

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