Thelymitra aristata

Common name: 

Great Sun-orchid

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Riverina, Midlands, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKLNPRSTWZ) also NSW, SA, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Coastal heaths1

Flower description:

Blue to violet1

Habit:

Terrestrial orchid 22-90 cm long1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has a single leaf that sheaths the stem at the base. The inflorescence is 2-30 flowered. The column tip is yellow and deeply toothed1

Images:
Image of Thelymitra aristata
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria