Thelymitra imberbis
 

 

Thelymitra imberbis
Sun Orchid
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
A rare yellow form of Thelymitra carnea, which can be 4 or 5 years between above ground appearances.

LEAVES: Single. Narrow and almost cylindrical, channelled along the upper surface.

FLOWERS: 1 - 3 flowers. 1cm across. Yellow in colour. Sepals and petals all alike. Labellum often slightly smaller. Column yellow, top deeper yellow. Column arms deep yellow and lack any cilia.

FLOWERING TIME: September - November.

HABITAT: Scrubland and dry clay banks. Favours infertile sandy silt tracks through tea tree scrub in more open sunlight than normal Thelymitra carnea.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Not Recorded. Rare.

NOTES: May be a distinct species, or just a colour variation of
Thelymitra carnea.
     
     
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