Diuris maculata Sm. 1806 Photo by Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Another Flower Photo by Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website

Part sunCold WinterSpring

Common Name The Spotted Diuris - The Leopard Orchid - The Spotted Doubletail

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in New South Wales as medium sized, deciduous, cold growing terrestrial species found in open shrubby forests and woodlands at elevations of sea level to 550 meters with a slender stem carrying 2 to 3 channeled, linear to narrowly lanceolate, leaves and blooms in the winter through spring on a tall erect, 10" [25 cm] long, raceme with linear, acute floral bracts and 2 to 8 flowers

This terrestrial needs water and some fertilizer while growing and considerably less water and no fertilizer when they drop their leaves.

Synonyms Diuris pardina Lindley 1840;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 8 1958 photo fide; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 photo hmm; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 as H macroceras drawing fide;