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Thelymitra cyanea

Thelymitra cyanea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diurideae
SubTribe: Thelymitrinae
Genus: Thelymitra
Species: Thel. cyanea
Alliance:
Binomial name
Thelymitra cyanea
(Lindl.) Benth. 1873


Thelymitra cyanea is an species in the genus Thelymitra.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring and fall with one to five 3 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the montane forest of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania at elevations of 30 to 1500 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.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Thelymitra cyanea mauve Thelymitra cyanea variant Sepals and petals are purple with veins, lip is purple

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Veined Sun Orchid

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