Thelymitra aristata

Common Name:

Great Sun-orchid



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 heaths 1

Flower Description:

Blue to violet 1


Terrestrial orchid 22-90 cm long 1

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 toothed 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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