Diuris ×palachila R.S.Rogers

Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 31: 209 (1907) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Flowering plant slender, 15–40 cm tall. Leaves 2–5, linear, 10–15 cm long. Flowers 1–3, yellow, blotched or streaked with brown; pedicel (excluding ovary) 1–3 cm long, slender, partly enclosed within tapered bract; dorsal sepal porrect to obliquely erect, ovate, 8–15 mm long, apex pointed; lateral sepals deflexed, parallel or sometimes crossed, linear, 10–15  mm long, brownish; petals spreading, 10–20 mm long, claw brownish, lamina ovate; labellum projected forward, 10–15 mm long, 3-lobed; lateral lobes much smaller than mid-lobe, ovate, asymmetric, margins irregularly toothed; mid-lobe fan-shaped, callus of two raised fleshy ridges extending on to base of mid-lobe. Column wings about same height as anther. Flowers Sep.–Oct.

CVU, DunT, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HSF, NIS, VVP. Also SA. Known from a few localities in western Victoria in open forests, woodlands and grasslands.

Thought to be a natural hybrid between Diuris behrii and D. pardina with which it usually occurs. A more common hybrid of similar morphology can arise between D. pardina and D. chryseopsis.

Created by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-02-05
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-02-16
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Orchidaceae
genus Diuris
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Diuris ×palachila in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Diuris ×palachila in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native