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

Another Flower Angle Photo courtesy of Ron 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 6 to 10 tufted, spirally twisted leaves that blooms in the 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 ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good