Diuris setacea R. Br. 1810 Photos by Misha Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Another Flower Angle Photo byRon Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia


Common Name The Bristley Diuris [referring to the thin spirally twisted leaves.]

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm]

Found in Western Australia in low heathy scrub on granite outcrops at levations of sealevel to 300 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a slender stem with 2 to 3, linear-lanceolate, lower one similar to the leaves bracts and carrying 6 to 10 tufted, filiform, setaceous, spirally twisted leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 6 to 12" [125 to 30 cm] long, 2 to 7 flowered inflorecence

SynonymsDiuris setacea var. typica Domin 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good