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

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 just medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with 5 to 10 spirally twisted leaves and only blooms after a fire has swept by in the spring on an erect, 6 t o14" [15 to 35 cm] long, 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

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