Scientific Name:
Thelymitra nervosa Colenso, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 20: 207 (1887 [1888])
  • = Thelymitra decora Cheeseman, Man. New Zealand Fl. 1151 (1906)

Plant at fl. to 50 cm. tall. Lf to 10 mm. wide, channelled, ± distinctly keeled. Infl. to c. 10-fld. Per. c. 15 mm. long, lavender-blue with darker spots, especially on petals. Sepals and petals ovate-oblong, subacute, ± concave giving rounded appearance to fl. Labellum slightly spathulate. Column-arms terete to plano-convex in T.S.; cilia very ∞, white, arising from sides, back and top of arm and mostly standing higher than post-anther lobe; post-anther lobe narrow compared with maximum width of column, extending well above anther-tip, dark and tuberculate above the middle, margin us. yellow, finely denticulate, inclined to bend over anther though not thickened or incurved.

[From: Moore and Edgar (1970) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 2 as Thelymitra decora Cheeseman]

Indigenous (Endemic)
Cheeseman, T.F. 1906: Manual of the New Zealand Flora. Government Printer, Wellington.
Colenso, W. 1888: On new Phænogamic plants of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 20: 188–211.
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]
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.