Thelymitra ixioides

Common name: 

Spotted Sun-orchid

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Riverina, Otway Plain, Midlands, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, East Gippsland (CDEGHJKMNPRTVWZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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

A range of habitats such as swamps and heaths on sandy soil near the coast1

Flower description:

Purple, blue, greenish-blue, pink, white


Terrestrial orchid to 60 cm1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The petals and sepals of this species can be of different hues and are usually spotted1

Image of Thelymitra ixioides
Image of Thelymitra ixioides
Conservation status:

Not threatened


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