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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Australia, New Zealand.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Antipodean Is., Chatham Is., New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria

Thelymitra cyanea (Lindl.) Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 8, 1987 Edwards, P.J. [102], New Zealand K000480265
Jul 23, 1984 Le Guillou, E. [s.n.], New Zealand K000480271
Jul 23, 1984 Lyall [s.n.], New Zealand K000480270
Jul 23, 1984 Cheeseman, T.F. [s.n.], New Zealand K000480273
Jul 23, 1984 Dorrien-Smith, A.A. [s.n.], New Zealand K000480267
Jul 23, 1984 s.coll. [s.n.], New Zealand K000480266
Lang, D.C. [16], Australia 55522.000
Lang, D.C. [51], Australia 55556.000
Melville, R. [6322], New Zealand K000480269
s.coll. [s.n.], New Zealand K000480272 holotype
Berggren, S. [s.n.], New Zealand K000480268

First published in Fl. Austral. 6: 323 (1873)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • St George, I. (2008). The New Zealand Orchis, The editor's annual list:2008 The New Zealand Native Orchids 110: 8-19.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0