Australian Native Plants

  Thelymitra crinita (Blue Lady Orchid)


Thelymitra crinita photo
Thelymitra crinita, Jarrahdale, Perth, Western Australia

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Thelymitra crinita photo
Thelymitra crinita - Blue Lady Orchid

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Thelymitra crinita photo
Thelymitra crinita - Blue Lady Orchid

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BLUE LADY ORCHID FACTS

distribution map showing range of Thelymitra crinita in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Blue Lady Orchid

Other Names
Queen Orchid, Lily Orchid, Long-haired Thelymitra

Description
The Blue Lady Orchid is found only in Western Australia. It is a terrestrial orchid growing to about 70 cm in height. The leaf is lance shaped and grow to over 10 cm long and 4 cm wide. The flowers grow in clusters of up to ten flowers per stem Each flower is about 3 cm in diameter and pale blue or dark blue. Flowering is in spring from September to November.

Height
grows to 70cm

Habitat
found in damp soil on sand plains or forest areas

Distribution
south-west of Western Australia



Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Thelymitra
Species:crinita
Common Name:Blue Lady Orchid


Relatives in same Genus
  Thelymitra cyanea
  Thelymitra ixioides
  Thelymitra macrophylla
  Thelymitra pauciflora
  Thelymitra rubra