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Spotted Sun Orchid

Thelymitra Ixioides


Terrestrial herb. Leaf linear to lanceolate, to 20 cm long and 10 mm wide, ribbed, dark green often reddish to base. Inflorescence to 60 cm high, 3–9-flowered. Perianth segments <22 mm long, c. 12 mm wide, blue and rounded to pinkish and elongated (sometimes with a very short claw); sepals sometimes different shade from petals but most plants with dark spots on petals and dorsal sepal. Column to 5 mm long, erect, bluish. Midlobe with a dense rows of long, variable, colourful calli; accessory lobes columnar, erect with papillose-toothed tips. Lateral arms obliquely erect, with terminal tufts of white, pink or mauve hairs.


Open forest.

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1 Comment

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Beautiful orchids! maybe you can add them to the Wild orchids mission?

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Sep 11, 2010
Submitted on Aug 4, 2013

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