Thelymitra benthamiana

Common Name:

Blotched Sun-orchid



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory (DEJPT) also WA, SA
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Gravelly and heavier-clay soils in light forest 1

Flower Description:

Yellow with dark reddish-brown spots 1


Terrestrial orchid to 30 cm long 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The leaf is ovate and 1-2 cm wide and strongly ribbed. The inflorescence is usually 3-flowered with reddish-brown blotches on yellow-green petals 1


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Conservation status:

Vulnerable in Victoria


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