Diuris emarginata R. Br. 1810

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

LATE to EARLY

Common Name The Notched Diuris [Refers to the well placed color spots on the petals] - The Late Donkey Orchid

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

Found in southern Western Australia at elevations of sea level to 300 meters in swamps, depressions and on stream banks as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 6 straight leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Diuris setacea var. emarginata (R.Br.) Domin 1912

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

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