Diuris orientis D.L.Jones 1998 Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

Another Flower

Dorsal View of Flower Photos courtesy of Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

LATE

Common Name The Eastern Diuris - The Wallflower Orchid - The Donkey Orchid

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

This medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial species is found in Australia in the states of Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and South Australia occuring in grassy eucalypt and heathy forest at elevations of sea level to 300 meters with 1 to 3, conduplicate leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 18" [45 cm] tall, 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 1 2002 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 8 2002 photo as D orentis; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 5 2005; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok;

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------