Diuris sulphurea

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Tiger Orchid
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Diuris sulphurea at Lawson
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diurideae
Subtribe: Diuridinae
Genus: Diuris
Species: D. sulphurea
Binomial name
Diuris sulphurea

Diuris latifolia Rupp

Birdlike Diuris sulphurea bud in Dereel

Diuris sulphurea (Tiger Orchid or Hornet Orchid) is a species of orchid which is endemic to Australia.


The common names are used widely [2][3]


It occurs in South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and the Queensland. It was one of many species first described by the botanist Robert Brown.[1] It has grass-like leaves and yellow flowers with red-brown blotches.[4] It grows to 50 cm, with flowers up to 30 mm.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Diuris sulphurea R.Br.". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/148748/20141009-1422/canberranaturemap.org/community/sighting/16268.html Tiger Orchid
  3. ^ Beaton, Esther, Conservation & Agriculture (1981-11-06), Tiger orchid, Diuris sulphurea, also called Hornet orchid, plants in flower, Black Mountain, Canberra; phylum/division: Magnoliophyta; family: Orchidaceae, retrieved 17 March 2015 
  4. ^ David L. Jones. "New South Wales Flora Online: Diuris sulphurea". Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia. 
  5. ^ Clive & Merle Trigg, "Wildflowers of the Brisbane Ranges", CSIRO Publishing 2000