Diuris tricolor Fitzg. 1885 Photos by Colin and Misch Rowan and their The Retired Aussies Website

Inflorescence Photo by Colin Bower and His Flora Search Website

Common Name The Three Colored Diuris

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

Found in Queensland and New South Wales Australia on western slopes and plains in woodlands and low forested ridges in sandy soils at elevations of 150 to 350 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a s;ender t omoderately robust stem carrying 2, broad, channeled, 1 to 3 leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 10 to 16" [25 to 40 cm] long, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Diuris colemaniae Rupp 1940; Diuris sheaffiana Fitzg.1891

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