Thelymitra sky
 

 

Thelymitra "sky"
Sun Orchid
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
Up to 40cm tall when in flower. Stem green and slender.

LEAVES: Single. Upright. Green and V shaped in cross section.

FLOWERS: Up to 10 flowers.
1 - 1.5 cm across. Sky-blue, blue-mauve, or white. Sepals greenish on outer surface. Column white with a faint flush of indigo. Column apex blunt, coloured yellow. Column arms upturned with moderately coarse white cilia.

FLOWERING TIME:
September - November.

HABITAT: Gumland scrub.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Not Recorded. Uncommon.

NOTES: Similar to Thelymitra "rough leaf" but more slender.
An undescribed species from the Far North.
     
     
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