Diuris pardina

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Leopard Orchid
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Diuris pardina at Paddys Ranges State Park
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diurideae
Subtribe: Diuridinae
Genus: Diuris
Species: D. pardina
Binomial name
Diuris pardina
Lindl.[1]
Synonyms

Diuris maculata Sm.

Diuris pardina (Leopard Orchid) is a species of orchid which is endemic to Australia. It occurs in South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. It has grass-like leaves and yellow flowers with red-brown blotches.[2]

Leopard orchid Diuris pardina. Tasmania

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diuris pardina". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ Jones, David & Barbara Jones (2000). A Field Guide to the Native Orchids of Southern Australia. Bloomings Books. ISBN 1-876473-24-X.