Diuris monticola D.L.Jones 1998

Another Aspect

Photo courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussie's Website


Common Name The Mountain Golden Moths - The Highland Golden Moths

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the highlands of Eastern Victoria, at elevatoins of 800 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 5 to 9, tufted, straight leaves that blooms in the spring in Australia on an erect, 6 to 14" [15 to 35 cm] long, 1 to 4, flowered inflorescence. The Common Hover Fly - Melangyna viridiceps, visible in the first photo has its telescopic "mouth" organ extended ready to pollinate.


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