Thelymitra matthewsii

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Thelymitra matthewsii


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Diurideae
Subtribus: Thelymitrinae
Genus: Thelymitra
Species: Thelymitra matthewsii


Thelymitra matthewsii Cheeseman, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 43: 177 (1910 publ. 1911)


  • Homotypic
    • Macdonaldia matthewsii (Cheeseman) Szlach., Fragm. Florist. Geobot., Suppl. 3: 113 (1995)
  • Heterotypic
    • Thelymitra daltonii R.S.Rogers, Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 54: 42 (1930)


Native distribution areas:
  • Australasia
    • Australia
      • South Australia, Victoria.
    • New Zealand
      • New Zealand North.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

  • Cheeseman, T.F. 1911. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 43: 177.

Additional references[edit]

  • Jeanes, J.A. 2009. Resolution of the Thelymitra variegata (Lindl.) F.Muell. (Orchidaceae) complex of southern Australia and New Zealand. Muelleria 27(2): 149–170. PDF. Reference page.  page 163 ff
  • St George, I. (2008) The New Zealand Orchis, The editor's annual list:2008. The New Zealand Native Orchids 110: 8–19.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Spiral sun orchid

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