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Leopard Orchid

Diuris pardina


Found this orchid amongst leaf litter in a stoney area above a Eucalypt forest, along with Drosera sp. Hight approximately 12-15cm


Leaf litter in a stoney area above a Eucalypt forest


Evidently a widespread and very common orchid, endemic to Australia. It occurs in South Australia, Tasmania , Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. It has grass-like leaves and yellow flowers with red-brown blotches.

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lori.tas 10 years ago

Yep. I had that bug. It took about six weeks to completely clear out of my lungs.

Your pale/tall sundews are lots taller than ours.

Aonach_Eagach 10 years ago

Hi Lori, Just getting over this awful bug thats been doing the rounds, I do have some photos here, I have more photos of them in flower but haven't put them up yet

lori.tas 10 years ago

Well spotted. It's amazing how well these can blend in. I figure we've got at least another three weeks before they will flower here. Did you get any photos of the sundews?

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5152, South Australia, Australia

Spotted on Aug 26, 2011
Submitted on Aug 26, 2011

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