Mountain Golden Moths Diuris monticola

I came across this orchid on my trip to Mt Buffalo in December 2003. The first bunch was found on the shores of Lake Catani by other members of ANOS Vic and the following day I found two plants in a field of flowers. It was rainy on the first day so the flowers look a little wet. As their name suggests, these flowers grow at higher altitudes (in mountains).

Flowering Time Flower Numbers Maximum Height Flower Size
December and January

Diuris monticola with raindrops
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Diuris monticola #2
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Diuris monticola at Mt Buffalo
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