Crested Sun-orchid

Crested Sun-orchid
Photographer
Dean Rouse
Common Name
Crested Sun-orchid
Scientific Name
Thelymitra X irregularis
Size
Up to 40cm
Leaf Description
Solitary, linear, to 20cm x 8mm, hairless, erect, fleshy.
General Description
1-8 large, pink flowers.
Flower Description
Up to 8 bright pink raceme flowers, typically with dark pink/purple spots, to 25mm wide. Pink column with hooded post-anther lobe and wavy yellow margin. This is a natural hybrid resulting from a cross between T. ixioides and T. carnea.
Flower Colour
Pink with darker spots on petals and upper sepal
Suburb
St Andrews
Flowering Months
October
November
Habitat
Heathy woodlands and forests.
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Full sun to semi shade.
Conservation Status Vic
Rare