!Diuris aurea Sm. 1804 Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

ColdLATE

Common Name The Golden Diuris - The Golden Donkey Orchid

Flower Size 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm]

Found in New South Wales and Queensland Australia at elevations of 5 to 500 meters in heathland, heathy forests and coastal headlands as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 to 3 basal, erect, grasslike, acuminate leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 12 to 24" [30 to 60 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Diuris aurea var. obtusa Benth. 1873; Diuris spathulata Sw. 1805

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 4 2000 photo; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 5 2005; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide

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