Thelymitra sansfimbria
 

 

Thelymitra "sansfimbria"
Sun Orchid
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
Robust. Up to 60cm tall when in flower. Solitary, or growing in clumps.

LEAVES: Single, long, wide, and keeled. Forms a long sheath at the base of the flower stem.

FLOWERS: Up to 6 or more flowers. Up to 2cm across, plain blue with no stripes. Fragrant, said to resemble a Fressia or Violet aroma. The column arms are variable, but on most specimens they are flat, pointed, toothed blades that lack any cilia.

FLOWERING TIME: October - December.

HABITAT: Damp areas amongst scrub.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Not Recorded.

NOTES: A perfumed, unstriped form of Thelymitra pulchella recorded from Northland, but possibly found elsewhere. The taxonomic status is still unclear.
     
     
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