Peppertop Sun-orchid

Peppertop Sun-orchid
Photographer
Frank Pierce
Common Name
Peppertop Sun-orchid
Scientific Name
Thelymitra brevifolia
Size
30cm
Leaf Description
Solitary, linear or lance-shaped, to 30cm x 20mm, hairless, erect, fleshy.
General Description
1-8 large, blue, pink or white flowers
Flower Description
5-10 purple to light blue flowers, to 22mm across, with perianth segments finely pointed. Column erect and post-anther lobe tubular, hooded and red/orange to yellow/brown. Column arms curve up, tufting in white hairs at the end.
Flower Colour
Blue, pink or white
Suburb
Christmas Hills
Flowering Months
September
October
November
Habitat
Forest, Woodland and escarpment shrubland
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Moist to well drained soils and flowers need a hot day to open