Diuris pedunculata R.Br. 1810 Photo by John Varigos and his Orchid webpage

ColdLATE

Common Name The Pedunculate Diuris - The Small Snake Orchid

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

Found in New South Wales Australia at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters in lowlands to subalpine areas on grassy slopes and flats in sparse forests as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 straight leaves that bloms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 2.2 to 6" [6 to 15 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Diuris pallens Benth. 1873; Diuris pedunculata var. gigantea Nicholls 1933

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide

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