Diuris brevifolia R.S.Rogers 1922

Inflorescence Photos by Kent and The Terrestrial Orchid Website

Part sunCold Spring

Common Name The Short Leaved Diuris - The Short Leaved Donkey Orchid

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in South Australia as a small to medium sized, deciduous, cold growing terrestrial species found in among shrubs in dense stunted forests and low heath at elevations of 10 to 150 meters with a slender, glabrous stem carrying 4 to 8, conduplicate, straight to twisted, linear leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 6 to 16" [15 to 40 cm] long, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Diuris sulphurea var. brevifolia (R.S.Rogers) J.Z.Weber & R.J.Bates 1978

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