OrchidThelymitra sp.

A sun orchid at Namadgi National Park

4 images

Thelymitra sp. at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Thelymitra sp. at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Thelymitra sp. at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Thelymitra sp. at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Thelymitra sp. at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Thelymitra sp. at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Thelymitra sp. at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017

Identification history

Orchid Thelymitra sp. 6 Jan 2018 MichaelMulvaney1.1K
Orchid Thelymitra sp. 13 Dec 2017 GlenRyan

Author's notes

(Slight follow up to sighting 3387168) - At this location there were 11 plants (that I could see flowering) growing in grass/weeds along the roadside verge over about 100 metres. These plants were about 50m up the hill from the plant in sighting 3387168 (maybe T. alpina?) - more notes on that page. Hopefully these images of a few of the different variations growing together will add something to the sighting 3387168 images - Cheers! Glen

3 comments

TonyWood wrote:
   14 Dec 2017
Thanks Glen. To me image 1 looks like T. alpina, but image 4 looks different, more like one of the T. pauciflora group. Sorry this is not very helpful, but the Thelymitra can be difficult when you can't see the actual plant yourself.
GlenRyan wrote:
   14 Dec 2017
Hi Tony - no that's very helpful! Totally get how hard it must be to make decisions based on a couple of photos. If there's something extra that i should be photographing on Thelymitra that might help just let me know ... i usually just snap these while site scouting for filming but can get in much closer on the actual flower parts if that helps... just need to carry a little more gear (which is usually back in the car anyway!) Cheers Glen
MichaelMulvaney1.1K wrote:
   6 Jan 2018
This should be regarded as probable identification rather than definitive - Thelymitra are difficult to ID from photos

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 11 Abundance
  • 10 Dec 2017 Recorded on
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