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Thelymitra benthamiana

Thelymitra benthamiana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diurideae
SubTribe: Thelymitrinae
Genus: Thelymitra
Species: Thel. benthamiana
Alliance:
Binomial name
Thelymitra benthamiana
Rchb. f. 1871


Thelymitra benthamiana is an species in the genus Thelymitra.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in the spring with two to six 4 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the open forest of South Australia and western Australia at elevations of 0 to 350 meters.

CultureEdit

Plants grow in cool to intermediate conditions in full sunlight. Grow in a freely draining, dense mixture with partially composted organic matter. Plants can be potted in 80% perlite and 20% leaf litter. Water regularly during growing season and reduce with hold watering during dormancy. Seeds can be sprayed lightly during dormancy to prevent dehydration. The pH of the media should be 5 to 6.

NamingEdit

Common Names:Bentham's Thelymitra

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