Broad-tip Diuris

Broad-tip Diuris
Photographer
Dean Rouse
Common Name
Broad-tip Diuris
Scientific Name
Diuris X palachila
Size
40cm
Leaf Description
2-5 linear leaves to 15cm x 5mm, in a tuft at the base of the stem.
General Description
To 40cm tall with 1-3 large yellow flowers on erect, hairless stems. This is a natural hybrid between D. chryseopsis and D. pardina and it exhibits intermediate features of both species. Rare in Victoria.
Flower Description
1-3 yellow flowers with variable irregular brown markings, to 30mm across. Diuris orchids hybridise readily, this is a hybrid between D. behrii & D. pardina. Hybrids between D. chryseopsis and D. pardina are common and indistinguishable from D. Xpalachila
Flower Colour
Yellow with brown markings
Flowering Months
October
November
Habitat
Grassy Dry Forest, Valley Grassy Forest, Escarpment Shrubland
Date of Last Record
1990-1999
Growing Conditions
Moist or well drained soils, full sun to semi-shade.
Conservation Status Vic
Rare