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OrchidDiuris sp.

A donkey orchid at Black Mountain

Diuris sp. at Black Mountain - 17 Sep 2016

Identification history

Orchid Diuris sp. 19 Sep 2016 MichaelMulvaney
Orchid Caladenia fuscata 17 Sep 2016 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 17 Sep 2016 Userjet

Author's notes

very fleshy leaves

2 comments

CathB wrote:
   17 Sep 2016
I think the plants in the foreground are Diuris and the fleshy 'leaves' are flower buds. Probably D. nigromontana given how advanced the buds are. The small out-of-focus flower in the background is probably C. fuscata.
So, not sure what to do with this one!
TonyWood wrote:
   17 Sep 2016
I agree with Cath. The plants in the foreground are Diuris, but I suspect they are D. sulphurea, which can have 1-3 leaves whereas D. nigromontana has 2 leaves, although seems a bit early for D. sulphurea to be this advanced. The plant in the background would be C. fuscata.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 17 Sep 2016 1:48 PM Recorded on
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