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stamp - Thelymitra campanulata


Date of issue: 14 January 2014
Designer: Sonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: EGO

Plant: Thelymitra campanulata

Family: Orchidaceae

Shirt Orchid,  Bell Sun Orchid

This orchid is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia.
One common name comes from the fine stripes which reminded early settlers of the country shirt style of the day.
It has a tuber and grows to about 20-50 cm tall, flowering from September to October, usually on white or grey sand in dunes or sandplains.


 


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