Thelymitra viridis Jeanes 2004 Photo by Colin & Misha Rowan and their Retired Aussies Orchid Photo Website

Part Sun Cold EARLYSpring

Common Name The Greenish Thelymitra [refers to the plant color and exterior of flower]- In Australia The Green Sun Orchid

Flower Size .52 to .88" [1.3 to 2.2 cm]

Found in Tasmania at elevations of 0 to 100 meters in low coastal heath, swamp margins and among rocks as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, erect, pale green leaf that blooms in the early spring on an erect, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence with usually 2 sterile bracts.


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