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This species is accepted, and its native range is New South Wales (Australian Alps) to Victoria, New Zealand.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Chatham Is., New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Victoria

Thelymitra pulchella Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 30, 1983 Lyall, D. [s.n.], New Zealand South K000827534 syntype
Melville, R. [5222], New Zealand 36928.000
Cooper, D. [12], New Zealand 43096.000
Lang, D.C. [22], Australia 53227.000
Monro, D. [71], New Zealand K000827533
Colenso, W. [s.n.], New Zealand K000827532 holotype
Lyall, D. [s.n.], New Zealand South K000827531 syntype
Oct 8, 1991 Townson, W. [s.n.], New Zealand South Thelymitra pachyphylla K000827537 paralectotype

First published in Fl. Nov.-Zel. 1: 244 (1853)

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/
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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