Thelymitra media

Common name: 

Sun-orchid

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DJNPRSTVWZ) also NSW, Tas

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

Coastal scrub and forests1

Flower description:

Pale to deep blue, often with darker streaks1

Habit:

Terrestrial orchid 20-100 cm tall

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The flowering stem is green with shades of red or purple. The leaf is 40 mm long and 15 mm wide and channeled. The inflorescence is 2-28 flowered and is sweet- scented. This species is similar in appearance to T. ixioides however specimens of T. media are more robust1

Images:
Image of Thelymitra media
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