Diuris purdiei Diels 1903 Photo by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia


Photo by Fred & Jean of Perth and The Wikipedia Website

Common Name Purdie's Diuris [First Collector of The Species 1900's] - Purdie's Donkey Orchid

Flower Size .2 to 1.4" [.5 to 3.5 cm]

Found in Western Australia in winter wet swamps and depressions among dense shrubby vegetation at elevations of 50 to 250 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a slender to moderately robust stem with 1 to 2, linear-lanceolate bracts and carrying 5 to 10, narrowly linear, filiform on a wide base, spirally twisted leaves and only blooms after a fire has swept by in the spring on an erect, 6 to 14" [15 to 35 cm] long, 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 6 1999 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good