Thelymitra carnea

Thelymitra carnea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diurideae
SubTribe: Thelymitrinae
Genus: Thelymitra
Species: Thel. carnea
Binomial name
Thelymitra carnea
R. Br. 1810

Thelymitra carnea is an species in the genus Thelymitra.


Plants bloom in the spring with one to four 1.5cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia at elevations of 0 to 800 meters


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.


Common Names:The Flesh Red Thelymitra


  1. Macdonaldia carnea (R.Br.) D.L.Szlachetko . 1995

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