Thelymitra tholinigra
 

 

Thelymitra "tholinigra"
Sun Orchid
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
Up to 43cm high when in flower.

LEAVES: Single. To 30cm long. Shallow concave. Stiff & leathery. Dark olive with reddish margins.

FLOWERS: Up to 12 flowers. Each to 38mm across. Pale mauve, fragrant. Dorsal sepal wider than lateral sepals. Petals & labellum slightly smaller than sepals, also a paler mauve. Column inclined slightly backwards, pale pink. Top of the column domed, brownish-black. Lateral lobes horizontal, with dense tufts of white or pink cilia.

FLOWERING TIME: October.

HABITAT: Open areas amongst scrub.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Not Recorded.

NOTES: Similar to Thelymitra longifolia and T. aff longifolia,
but with a brownish-black, domed, post anther lobe to the column.
     
     
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