Small White Sun-orchid
Flower
Murray-Darling Region, SA
Plum Sun-orchid
Flower
 
                      
Small White Sun-orchid (Thelymitra albiflora)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Orchids
Order: Asparagus (Asparagales)
Family: Orchid (Orchidaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Small White Sun-orchid (Thelymitra albiflora)
This Photo:     🔍Leucistic Flower?🔎
Other name: Plain Sun-orchid

Thank you Adam Dutkiewicz & Robert Mitchell for identifying and Robert Lawrence & Rusty Ryder for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray-Darling, SA, Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
The first flower was originally id'ed as T. nuda.
When this happened we questioned Robert Lawrence about the 2nd flower, being a different coloured hood, and he said "It is certainly not typical. It could be leucistic."

Copyright © 2010-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Oct-2010
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray-Darling, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)