Diuris abbreviata F.Muell. ex Benth. 1873 Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

Part shadeColdLATEWinter EARLIER Spring

Common Name The Short Sepal Diuris - The Lemon Doubletail

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Queensland and New South Wales Australia at elevations of 400 to 1200 meters among grass and shrubs in forest and among granite boulders as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a very slender stem carrying 1 to 3, narrowly linear, conduplicate, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on an erect, 8 to 18" [20 to 45 cm] long, 3 to 9 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Diuris althoferi Rupp 1948; Diuris citrina Nicholls 1950; Diuris cucullata Rupp 1948; Diuris rhomboidalis Rupp 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as D citrina drawing fide; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as D althoferi drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good