Australian Native Plants

  Thelymitra rubra (Salmon Sun Orchid)


Thelymitra rubra photo
Thelymitra rubra

Photograph by Bernd Haynold. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




SALMON SUN ORCHID FACTS

distribution map showing range of Thelymitra rubra in Australia

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


Common Name
Salmon Sun Orchid

Description
The Salmon Sun Orchid has a single leaf to about 10 cm long. The flowers are salmon pink and grow in small clusters of up to five. Each flower is about 25 mm in diameter. The main flowering period is from September to November.

Height
grows to about 30 cm tall

Habitat
grows in open forest, woodland and heathland

Distribution
found in eastern New South Wales, Victoria, south east South Australia, Tasmania

Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Thelymitra
Species:rubra
Common Name:Salmon Sun Orchid


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