Plum Sun-orchid
Flower, close up
Adelaide Hills
Plum Sun-orchid
Flower, side
 
                      
Plum Sun-orchid (Thelymitra inflata?)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Orchids
Order: Asparagus (Asparagales)
Family: Orchid (Orchidaceae)
Species: Plum Sun-orchid (Thelymitra inflata?)
This Photo:     Bud

Thank you Robert Lawrence for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
This is a tentative id, and Robert suggests T. inflata looks similar to T. holmesii, but the habitat is more suited to T. inflata

Copyright © 2010-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Nov-2010
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.