Wallflower Orchid Diuris orientis

Diuris are commonly called Donkey orchids because of the prominent top petals. Diuris orientis was formerly known as Diuris corymbosa.

This species has quite some variation on the coloration, as seen by the almost yellow flower below.

I have found them quite abundant in Langwarrin Flora & Fauna Reserve as well as Baluk Willam Flora Reserve of course. They never seem to be by themselves, I have always found several within metres of each other. At first glance the Diuris sulphurea (Tiger Orchid) and Diuris maculata (Leopard Orchid) seem similar but the Wallflower Orchid has larger flowers and a soft edge between any dark colors and the yellow.

Flowering Time Flower Numbers Maximum Height Flower Size
Spring
Mid September through October
single stalk with 1-5 flowers 66cm to 30x35mm

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Baluk Willam Diuris orientis
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Yellow Wallflower Orchid
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