PURPLE DIURIS FACTS
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Purple Donkey Orchid
The Purple Diuris is a deciduous terrestrial orchid. It has between one and three green grassy leaves to about 25 cm in length and 4 mm wide. It produces clusters of between one and ten purple flowers on each stem. The individual flowers are about 5 cm in diameter and are purple with some darker purple markings. The greenish brown lateral sepals are long and narrow. Flowering is in spring from October to November. The plant dies back in summer and grows from a tuber in autumn.
grassland, heathland, open woodland
Diuris punctata is found in eastern Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria and south east of South Australia
|Common Name:||Purple Diuris|
Relatives in same Genus