Diuris semilunulata Messmer 1943 publ. 1944 Photos courtesy of Colin & Mischa Rowan and his Retired Aussies Orchid Website

Common Name The Half Moon Diuris - The Late Leopard Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in southeastern New South Wales, ACT and northeastern Victoria Australia in open montane forests on ridges and slopes in shallow stoney soils at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 folded leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 8 to 14" [20 to 35 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence

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

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