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Tiger orchid

Diuris sulphurea

Description:

A small terrestrial orchid with grass-like leaves and yellow flowers with red-brown blotches. Diuris are sometimes called moth or donkey orchids, because of the two wing/ear like petals. The second image shows a Tiger orchid with a number of Waxlip orchids (Glossodia major).

Habitat:

Dry sclerophyll bushland.

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4 Comments

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Hermosa orquidea por favor agregala ala mission Orchids of the World Gracias
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/9525...

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Hermosa orquidea por favor agregala ala mission Orchids of the World Gracias
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/9525...

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

We love our little orchids. The Tiger orchids are the most elusive. We've only spotted a few of them in only two separate years out of the seven we've lived here.

Isabela
Isabela 9 years ago

How much beauty in such a small flower.

lori.tas
Spotted by
lori.tas

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Oct 17, 2009
Submitted on Apr 16, 2011

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