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OrchidDiuris punctata

1 Purple Donkey Orchid at South Pacific Heathland Reserve

Diuris punctata at South Pacific Heathland Reserve - 21 May 2018

Identification history

Orchid Diuris punctata 9 Jul 2018 Mike Leggett
Orchid Diuris punctata 23 May 2018 Charles Dove2.4K
Unidentified 23 May 2018 Charles Dove2.4K

Author's notes

Diuris punkata, commonly known as donkey orchids, is a genus of more than sixty species of flowering plants in the orchid family, Orchidaceae and is endemic to Australia apart from one species endemic to Timor


plants wrote:
   24 May 2018
This is the Purple Donkey Orchid - Diuris punctata.
Apparently not very common locally.
Charles Dove2.4K wrote:
   24 May 2018
OK thanks the Yellow one is also with it they were about 20mtrs apart
   26 May 2018
Agreed: Diuris punctata and Diuris sulphurea (yellow), Diuris aurea also known from this reserve.
Charles Dove2.4K wrote:
   26 May 2018
will need to make some alterations for these
   29 May 2018
Wow. In flower in May? Lucky you! The one in Canberra comes up in like October from memory.
Charles Dove2.4K wrote:
   30 May 2018
Sorry, I am doing a catch of sightings Aaron, it will take awhile. All the photos I record have the Name , Location and Date on the photo. Only recorded in May it was in October 2017 when this was Photographed a long way to go before I finish all the sightings updates for this area.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 21 May 2018 12:00 AM Recorded on
  • Charles Dove Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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