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

Part Sun ColdSpring

Common Name The Common Thelymitra - In Australia The Common Sun Orchid

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

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 0 to 300 meters in open forests, woodland, heathy scrub, mallee shrubland, and on granite outcrops as a small to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, erect, leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 4 to 16" [10 to 40 cm] long, 2 to 9 flowered inflorescence with usually 1 sterile bract.


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