Thelymitra crinita

Thelymitra crinita

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diurideae
SubTribe: Thelymitrinae
Genus: Thelymitra
Species: Thel. crinita
Binomial name
Thelymitra crinita
Lindl. 1839

Thelymitra crinita is an species in the genus Thelymitra.


Plant blooms in the spring with two to fifteen 4 cm wide flowers. It grows to 70 cm in height.

The species was first formally described by botanist John Lindley in 1839 in A Sketch of the Vegetation of the Swan River Colony


Plants are found growing near the coastal forest south-west of Western Australia at elevations of 0 to 350 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 Long-Haired Thelymitra, Blue Lady Orchid, Queen Orchid or Lily Orchid


  1. Thelymitra pallens Benth., 1873.
  2. Thelymitra crinita var. gigantea Nicholls, 1933.

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