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Golden Donkey Orchid
The Golden Donkey Orchid is a terrestrial orchid from eastern Australia. The flower petals are yellow. The labellum and dorsal sepal are yellow with dark blotches. The lateral sepals are greenish and narrow, usually curled at the edges. Diuris orchids have the common name of donkey Orchid because their two upper petals stick up like donkey ears. The plant has one or two narrow leaves that grow to about 20 cm long and about 5 mm wide.
woodland, eucalypt forest
Diuris aurea is found in eastern Queensland and eastern New South Wales
|Common Name:||Golden Donkey Orchid|
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