OrchidThelymitra malvina

Mauve-tuft Sun-orchid at Nadgee, NSW

Thelymitra malvina at Nadgee, NSW - 10 Oct 1999

Identification history

Orchid Thelymitra malvina 25 Oct 2016 BettyDonWood652
Orchid Thelymitra malvina 25 Oct 2016 BettyDonWood652

Author's notes

Flora of NSW key

2 comments

BettyDonWood652 wrote:
   12 Oct 2016
I IDd this in the 1990s. It does not have a mauve tuft. It needs revisiting.
BettyDonWood652 wrote:
   25 Oct 2016
I checked this with David Jones. He said -
Thelys are difficult from photos but this certainly looks like T. malvina to me. The horizontal column hood with a small tubular opening is right. The hair tufts are not always pink-mauve, very occasionally they are white. Be better if it did have mauve-pink tufts.



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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 10 Oct 1999 Recorded on
  • BettyDonWood Recorded by
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