Swamp Diuris

Swamp Diuris
Photographer
Gary Backhouse
Common Name
Swamp Diuris
Scientific Name
Diuris palustris
Size
15cm
Leaf Description
Linear, to 8cm x 2mm, 3-10 in a tuft at the base of the stem. Channelled and narrow, spirally twisted.
General Description
A short Diuris to 15cm high with 1-4 yellow flowers with brown blotches. Flowers are held on erect, hairless stems with a tuft of 3-10 channelled, narrow, spirally twisted leaves. The flowers release a spicy perfume on a warm day. It may be extinct in Melbourne and the record within Nillumbik is either a mis-identification or it no longer occurs in the Shire. Listed as vulnerable in Victoria.
Flower Description
1-4 yellow flowers with brown marks particularly on the outside, to 20mm across. Dorsal sepal long and erest, lateral sepals green to brown and parallel. Petals obliquely erect. Labellum 3-lobed, knelled with 2 raised lines from the base to mid-lobe, merging into one on the tip.
Flower Colour
Yellow with brown markings
Flowering Months
August
September
October
November
Habitat
Plains Grassland and Plains Grassy Wetland
Date of Last Record
1960-1969
Growing Conditions
Moist to wet soils, full sun to semi-shade.
Conservation Status FFG
Listed
Conservation Status Vic
Vulnerable