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Thelymitra concinna
Sun Orchid
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
Up to 40cm tall when in flower. Dark reddish-green.

LEAVES: Single. Dark reddish-green or reddish-brown. Fleshy, often keeled and ribbed, forming a "V" or "U" in cross section.

FLOWERS: Up to 6 flowers, to 2cm across. Usually blue to pale or deep mauve. Petals often a deeper colour than the sepals. Top of the column usually a dark reddish-brown. Cilia pink.

FLOWERING TIME: November - December.

HABITAT: Clay banks, open areas amongst scrub.
Lowland to montane.


NOTES: The pink-ciliated form of Thelymitra hatchii. It's still unclear whether this is a separate species, or just a form of Thelymitra hatchii.
Photo: Ian St George    
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