Scientific Name:
Thelymitra cyanea (Lindl.) Benth., Fl. Austral. 6, 323 (1873)
  • Macdonaldia cyanea Lindl., Sketch Veg. Swan R. 50 (1839)
  • Thelymitra venosa var. cyanea (Lindl.) Hatch, Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 79: 391 (1952)
  • = Thelymitra venosa var. typica R.Br., Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 79: 390 (1810) nom. illeg.
  • = Thelymitra uniflora Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. I. (Fl. Antarct.) Part I, 70 (1844)
  • = Thelymitra venosa var. cedricsmithii Hatch, Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 79: 390 (1952)
Vernacular Name(s):
Striped sun orchid; Veined sun orchid
Indigenous (Non-endemic)
Bentham, G. 1873: Flora Australiensis: a description of the plants of the Australian territory. Vol. 6. London.
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Not Threatened]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Not Threatened]
Hatch, E.D. 1952: The New Zealand Forms of Thelymitra J. R. and G. Forster and Appendices. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 79: 386–402.
Hooker, J.D. 1844–1845: The Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ships Erebus and Terror in the Years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross. I. Flora Antarctica. Part I. Botany of Lord Auckland’s Group and Campbell’s Island. Reeve, Brothers, London.
Jeanes, J.A. 2012: Two new rare species in the Thelymitra venosa complex (Orchidaceae) from south-eastern mainland Australia. Muelleria 30(1): 8–22.
Lindley, J. 1839: Appendix to the first Twenty Three Volumes of Edward's Botanical Register ... A Sketch of the Vegetation of the Swan River Colony. Ridgway, London.
Parsons, M.J.; Douglass, P.; Macmillan, B.H. 1998: Current Names List for wild Gymnosperms, Dicotyledons and Monocotyledons (except Grasses) of New Zealand as used in Herbarium CHR. Version 1, to 31 Dec 1995. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand.