Diuris carinata Lindl. 1840

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

Part sun ColdSpring

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, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with 4 to 6 leaves that blooms in the spring on an eret, 20" to 32" [50 to 80 cm] long, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence

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