Thelymitra spiralis

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Thelymitra spiralis


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 spiralis


Thelymitra spiralis (Lindl.) F.Muell., Fragm. 5(35): 98. 1865.


  • Basionym
    • Macdonaldia spiralis Lindl., Sketch Veg. Swan R.: 50 (1840)
  • Heterotypic
    • Thelymitra spiralis var. pallida Nicholls, Vict. Naturalist 66: 55 (1949)
    • Thelymitra spiralis var. punctata Nicholls, Vict. Naturalist 66: 55 (1949)
    • Thelymitra spiralis var. scoulerae Nicholls, Vict. Naturalist 66: 55 (1949)


Native distribution areas:
  • Australasia
    • Australia
      • Western Australia.

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


Primary references[edit]

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 157 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: Curly locks

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