Nature conservation

Threatened species

Pale Golden Moths - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Diuris ochroma
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Gazetted date: 29 Apr 2005
Profile last updated: 21 Sep 2021


Terrestrial orchid with 3-4 linear leaves to 30 cm long. Plants have pale yellow flowers (about 25 mm across) with reddish-purple striations, on a stem to 40 cm long. Flowers from November to December, although flowering times are thought to be variable.


Recorded in south-eastern NSW on the sub-alpine plains of Kosciuszko National Park and the Kybean area. Also recorded in eastern Victoria.

Habitat and ecology

  • Open grassy woodland of Eucalyptus viminalis / E. pauciflora or E. pauciflora / E. parvula (or secondary grassland). Also found in sub-alpine grassland.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Recovery strategies

Activities to assist this species

Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Australian AlpsSnowy Mountains Known None
South Eastern HighlandsKybeyan-Gourock Known None