slender sun-orchid *

Thelymitra pauciflora

Summary 7

Thelymitra pauciflora, commonly called the slender sun orchid in Australia and maikaika or maika in New Zealand is a species of orchid in the family Orchidaceae. It is one of the most widespread and common orchid species in Australia, growing in all states except Western Australia and the Northern Territory, and also in New Zealand including Chatham Island.

Habitat 8

Open areas amongst scrub, gumland, clay banks, open grassland. Lowland to low montane.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) jacqui-nz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/12105952
  2. (c) Bill Campbell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/2184278
  3. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/5708066
  4. (c) John B, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/5603501
  5. (c) John B, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/5603500
  6. (c) Mike Lusk, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/2702998
  7. Adapted by tangatawhenua from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thelymitra_pauciflora
  8. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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Flowering December, January, November