Diuris dendrobioides Fitzg. 1882

Plant in situ

Photo by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussie's Website

Fragrance LATE EARLY

Common Name Wedge Diuris or Long-tail Purple Diuris - The Late Mauve Doubletail - The Butterfly Diuris

Flower Size 1 2/5" [3.5 cm]

Found New South Wales and Victoria Australia at elevations of 300 to 800 meters in forests and grasslands as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 1 to 2, conduplicate leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, 1 to 9, flowered inflorescence and carrying fragrant flowers.

CAUTION Many references cite this species as a synonym of D punctata but I still have them as separate


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 8 1958; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide