Diuris parvipetala (Dockrill) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1987 Photo by M G Jefferies and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Inflorescence Photo by Greg Steenbeeke

Part shade ColdLATEWinter Spring

Common Name The Small Petaled Diuris - The Purple Donkey Orchid

Flower Size .65 to .75" [1.7 to 2.2 cm]

Found in aoutheastern Queensland and New South Wales Australia at elevations of 700 to 900 meters among rocks and grass in tall open forests as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2, conduplicate leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 8 to 18" [20 to 45 cm] long, 1 to 9 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Diuris punctata var. parvipetala Dockrill 1964

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good