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Purple Pansy Orchid

Diuris longifolia

Description:

Endemic to the southwest of Western Australia. Flower about 4cm long, and about 30cm tall. Also know as Donkey Orchid, but differs from D. corymbosa by a more purple/mauve colouration of the flowers.

Habitat:

Dry eucalypt forest of Marri and Jarrah.


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2 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 9 months ago

Lucky you ;)

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 9 months ago

Ha ha, I know all about drop bears. Never seen one, though... ;-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 9 months ago

Oh my, this is so amazing! So many species I've never seen before. This looks like a koala to me. A rainbow one with fully cheeks and mighty big fangs. Not unlike my profile pic ;-) Did they explain drop bears to you when you were here, Felix?

Felix Fleck
Spotted by
Felix Fleck

Western Australia, Australia

Lat: -33.57, Long: 115.98

Spotted on Oct 2, 2011
Submitted on May 12, 2019

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