Diuris carinata Lindl. 1840

Another Color Form? Photos by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Part sun ColdLATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Keeled Diuris - The Tall Bee Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of sea level to 250 meters in low lying swamps and seepage areas often partially immersed, as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a very slender stem with 2 to 3, lowest similar to the leaves, those above smallercarrying 2 to 6, narrowly linear to filiform leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 20" to 32" [50 to 80 cm] long, 1 to 7 flowered inflorescence

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