Willawarrin Doubletail - profile

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Scientific name: Diuris disposita
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 06 Nov 1998
Profile last updated: 20 Aug 2018

Description

A ground orchid belonging to the Doubletail, or Donkey Orchid genus, Willawarrin Doubletail is a small herb with two leaves to 30 cm long at the base of the plant. In spring the plant produces a 35 cm flowering stem with up to seven widely spaced flowers. The pale, mustard yellow and brown flowers are very small, about 15 mm across. They have the typical yellow ‘donkey ear’ sepals bent back at the top, and narrow, darker sepals below the flower, forming the ‘doubletail’. An upper sepal projects over the flower like a veranda and has two brown blotches, while the lower tongue-like petal has a ridged fold down its centre.

Distribution

Known only from Willawarrin near Kempsey, where it is rare.

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IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
NSW North CoastMacleay Hastings Known None