Diuris palustris Lindl. 1840

Plant in situ Photos by 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 an erect, glabrous stem carrying 8 to 10, erect, setaceous and spirally twisted, or narrowly linear, channeled, dark green, crimson beneath 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;