Blue-star Sun-orchid

Blue-star Sun-orchid
Photographer
Gary Backhouse
Common Name
Blue-star Sun-orchid
Scientific Name
Thelymitra holmesii
Size
40cm
Leaf Description
Solitary, linear, to 20cm x 10mm, hairless, erect, fleshy.
General Description
2-10 large, blue-violet flowers.
Flower Description
2-9 mauve to deep purple raceme flowers, to 22cm across. Mauve to pink colum with darker bands. A yellow post anther lobe hooded and deeply notched. White column arms with coarse, cream to yellow tufs on tip.
Flower Colour
Blue-violet
Flowering Months
October
November
December
Habitat
Swamp scrub and woodlands, Wet Heathlands
Date of Last Record
undated
Growing Conditions
Moist soils even reported in water, semi shade or full sun.