Great Sun-orchid

Great Sun-orchid
Photographer
Deb Oliver
Common Name
Great Sun-orchid
Scientific Name
Thelymitra aristata
Size
80-100cm
Leaf Description
Solitary, linear, to 40cm x 30mm, hairless, erect, thick and fleshy.
General Description
A robust orchid with a dense spike of 6-40 large, blue flowers.
Flower Description
6-40 blue to purple raceme flowers, to 50mm across. Erect white or blue column. Post anther lobe yellow, toothed and strap-like. Column arms tuft with long white hairs.
Flower Colour
Blue
Flowering Months
October
November
Habitat
Plains grassland, red gum woodland, dry forest
Date of Last Record
1980-1989
Growing Conditions
Moist soils