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

Part Sun Cold Spring

Common Name Bates' Thelymitra - In Australia The Plump Sun Orchid - The Frogs Mouth Sun Orchid

Flower Size .56 to .88" [1.4 to 2.2 cm]

Found in South Australia at elevations of 300 to 600 meters in heathy forests as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, erect, basal, dark green leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 8 to 18" [20 to 45 cm] long, 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence with usually 2 sterile bract.


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