Diuris palustris Lindl. 1840

Plant in situ Photos courtesy of Colin & Mischa Rowan and their Orchid Website

FragrancePart sunColdWinterSpring

Common Name The Swamp Loving Diuris - The Swamp Doubletail

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania as mini-miniature to miniature sized, deciduous, cold growing terrestrial species found in forests, grasslands and dry sedgelands in moist wet soils at elevations of sea level to 400 meters with 8 to 10, erect, spirally twisted, linear, basally crimson leaves and blooms in the winter through spring on an erect, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with linear, acute bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Diuris maculata var. palustris (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1871

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo ok; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good;