Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The Short-leaf Donkey-orchid is only found in South Australia. It produces bright yellow flowers, with reddish brown markings on the labellum and dorsal sepal. The lateral sepals are narrow and greenish. Flowers are produced on stems up to 40 cm tall in spring and early summer from October to December. The leaves are short, as the common name indicates. This species is endangered and restricted to a relatively small area. This orchid can be grown from tubers which multiply each year.
open forest, woodland, shrubland, heath, swamp margins
Diuris brevifolia is found in South Australia in an area south of Adelaide and is also found on Kangaroo Island
|Common Name:||Short-leaf Donkey-orchid|
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