OrchidDiuris chryseopsis

Cowslip Orchid at Narrabarba, NSW

Diuris chryseopsis at Narrabarba, NSW - 30 Sep 2016

Identification history

Orchid Diuris chryseopsis 3 Nov 2016 JackieMilesBulk Reporter - JackieMiles has reported over 100 sightings! Confirmed
Orchid Diuris chryseopsis 3 Oct 2016 BettyDonWoodUltra Reporter - BettyDonWood has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - BettyDonWood joined us in 2014! Suggested
Orchid Diuris monticola 3 Oct 2016 JackieMilesBulk Reporter - JackieMiles has reported over 100 sightings! Suggested

3 comments

   3 Oct 2016
Both these species used to be included in Diuris lanceolata, which is now considered to only occur in Tas.
   4 Oct 2016
Yep, but I have seen chryseopsis flowering in August, so I think this plant is a bit too late flowering to be it. Interestingly I just found a single plant of the same thing on my place yesterday in not particularly moist themeda grassland, for only the second time in 30-odd years. I presume the wet winter has caused the odd one to pop up from seed in spots where it is unlikely to persist. I should have added with the sighting that the Eden area plant had 5 leaves & 2 flowers.
   4 Nov 2016
David Jones says it is chryseopsis.

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Species information

Sighting information

  • Narrabarba, NSW Location
  • 1 Abundance
  • JackieMiles Recorded by
  • 30 Sep 2016 Recorded on
  • Website Reported via
  • Notes:
    Looks very like Diuris monticola to me, but in an unlikely spot close to sea level and on a dry cutting next to the Princes Hwy (more typically a species of higher elevation wet grassy areas I think?).

Diuris chryseopsis locations

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