OrchidThelymitra megcalyptra

Swollen sun orchid at Namadgi National Park

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Thelymitra megcalyptra at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Thelymitra megcalyptra at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Thelymitra megcalyptra at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Thelymitra megcalyptra at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Thelymitra megcalyptra at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Thelymitra megcalyptra at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Thelymitra megcalyptra at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017

Identification history

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

Author's notes

Single plant which to me closely resembles the Thelymitra sp. in sighting 3387170 (mentioned in that description). Similarities to sighting 3387170 include : growing in more shaded position in forest (rather then roadside verge), similar number of flowers, similar size and colour of flowers, flowering stem over 40cm in length and 'fallen over' - running almost parallel to the ground + broad, ribbed leaves. Same as 3387170 ? Cheers Glen

3 comments

TonyWood wrote:
   14 Dec 2017
I would be reasonably comfortable with calling this one T. megcalyptra, broad ribbed leaf, and blackish towards the top of the column.
GlenRyan wrote:
   14 Dec 2017
Coolio! Thanks Tony :)
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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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 10 Dec 2017 Recorded on
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