Diuris chryseopsis D.L.Jones 1998 Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website


Common Name The Golden-Looking Diuris - The Snake Orchid - Common Golden Moths

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

This small sized, cold growing terrestrial species is from Tasmania, New South Wales and Victoria, Australia at elevations of sea leve lto 800 meters and favours moist grassy areas in open forest and woodland with 4 to 9, straight leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers, pollinated mainly by small bees but syrphiid flies and beetles may also be pollinators


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good