Diuris laevis Fitz. 1882 Photo by Colin Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Another Flower

Inflorescence Photos by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Common Name The Shining Lip Diuris - The Nanny Goat Orchid

Flower Size 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of sea level to 250 meters in winter wet depressions, and swamps as a small to just medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a slender stem with 1 to 2, linear-lanceolate, lower one similar to the leaves bracts and carrying 3 to 8, narrowly linear, spirally twisted leaves and only blooms after a fire has swept by in the spring on an erect, 8 to 14" [20 to 35 cm] long, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence with loosely sheathing floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide