Slender Sun-orchid

Slender Sun-orchid
Photographer
Kaye McRae
Common Name
Slender Sun-orchid
Scientific Name
Thelymitra pauciflora
Size
50cm
Leaf Description
Linear or lanceolate, solitary, to 30 cm x 20 mm, hairless, erect, fleshy.
General Description
Perennial herb to 50 cm tall, with 2-12 large, blue flowers.
Flower Description
1-3 pale blue loose raceme flowers, to 20mm across. Column erect, white or light blue or pink. Post-anther lobe hooded and open at the front with a yellow tip. Column arms bent up and densely tufted with white hairs.
Flower Colour
Blue
Flowering Months
October
November
Habitat
Dry and valley forest
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Moist, well drained soil.