Plain Sun Orchid

Family: Orchidaceae
Genus: Thelymitra
Species: nuda
Main Flower Colour: Mauve

Description

Terrestrial herb.

Leaf linear to lanceolate, 10–30 cm long, 6–20 mm wide, ribbed, erect to lax, dark green to glaucous.

Inflorescence to 60 cm high, 2–20-flowered. Flowers sweetly fragrant. Perianth segments to 20 mm long and 6 mm wide, blue but also white to pink, or mauve to deep violet. Column to 6 mm long, white to blue. Midlobe hood rounded, cleft (sometimes pincer-like or jaw-like), smooth to minutely wrinkled or bumpy, dark brown or yellowish orange. Lateral arms projected forward, brushy or ciliate, white to mauve.

Flowering start in August and ends in November.

Identification

The main flower colour is mauve.

References

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Thelymitra~nuda
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Location

Bio Regions

FLB - Flinders Lofty Block

Specifics

Spring Gully

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