Diuris emarginata R. Br. 1810

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


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 a somewhat stout stem with 3 to 4, loosely sheathing bracts and carrying 2 to 3, narrowly linear, wider towards the base, channeled towards the base, semi spiral above leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, loosely 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

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

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