This deciduous terrestrial grows in heathland and
open forest. Thelemitra flowers will only open on fine hot days and
remain closed during cloudy or cool days and at night.
The leaf is to grass like to 30cm with flower stem to 60cm with to 20 flowers 30mm across. The flower is blue
with a white to bluish column topped with yellow. The column arms are tipped with white tufts of dense
hairs on the top side of the arms like a toothbrush.
Thelmitra nuda can be identified by the column shape. Thelemitra are
difficult to identify and the column shape needs to be carefully compared
with orchid books to be able to identify the orchids of this genus.