Diuris sulphurea R. Brown 1810

Another Clone Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website

Another clone Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia


Common Name The Yellow Diuris - Donkey or Clown Orchid - Yellow Diuris - Hornet Orchid - Tiger Orchid

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia in wet forests and heathlands at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial species with 1 to 3 linear, conduplicate leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 8 to 20" [20 to 50 cm] long, 1 to 7 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Diuris latifolia Rupp 1951; Diuris oculata F.Muell. ex Lindl. 1854; Diuris sulphurea f. immaculata Gand. 1900; Diuris sulphurea f. tasmanica Gand. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 8 1958 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide