!Diuris punctata Sm. 1804

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Common Name The Spotted Diuris

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia in grasslands and grassy woodlands on rich heavy sandy loams at elevations of 100 to 800 meters as a medium sized cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with a dark green stem with narrowly lanceolate, brownish sheaths and carrying 2 conduplicate, channeled leaves that blooms in the spring in Australia on an erect, to 24" [60 cm] tall, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION Many references include D daltonii and D dendrobiodes as synonyms of this species but I still have them as separate.

Synonyms Diuris dendrobioides Fitzg. 1882; Diuris elongata Sw. 1805; Diuris lilacina F.Muell. ex Lindl. 1854; Diuris punctata f. sulfurea (Rupp) Dockrill 1964; Diuris punctata f. sulphurea (Rupp) Dockrill 1964; Diuris punctata var. daltonii C.Walter 1907; Diuris punctata var. sulphurea Rupp 1944

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 8 1958 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970; Die Orchideen #6 21-24 tafel 7 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing/photo OK; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 1 2002 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 5 2005; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as D punctata var sulfurea photo;

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