Tiger Orchid Diuris sulphurea

I first saw this orchid on a short walk in the lower reaches of Kosciuszko National Park. A year later I also saw it locally on the slopes of Mt Dandenong on the fringes of an area that had been burned off for wildfire fuel reduction. Most orchids in my area do well after the ground has been burned.

This orchid is similar in size and flower to the Leopard Orchid but the Tiger Orchid has a significant dorsal septal and insignificant lateral petals.

Flowering Time Flower Numbers Maximum Height Flower Size
Late Spring & Early Summer
November and December
2-8 63cm  

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