Diuris longifolia R. Br. 1810 Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

Another Flower Photo by Malcolm Thomas of Australia

Another Clone Photo by Carl Withner

Common Name Two Tail or Double Tail Orchid - Long Leafed Diuris - The Purple Pansy Orchid

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

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 5 to 250 meters in forests, coastal heaths and on granite outcrops as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a stout stem carrying 2 to 3, lanceolate or linear, conduplicate leaves and blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 4 to 14" [10 to 35 cm] long, 1 to 8 flowered, racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms Diuris longifolia var. parviflora Nicholls1947; Diuris longifolia var. typica Domin 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo ok; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing hmm; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as D longifolia var parviflora drawing hmm; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo ok; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide