|Diuris sp aff pardina|
|Short-Tailed Leopard Orchid|
|We were hunting for a special spider orchid, but was
having no luck. We stopped the car, just in front of us when we got out
was this "fading" leopard. When we looked closely it was not fading at all
but was in good health. So I took a few photos and hoped we could
identify it later. Well 6 weeks later - its been very busy lately,
we have done that and here it is.
Photographed in the Grampians/Stawell area.
Flowering: Flowering October - November.
Size: Up to 20cm tall, flowers - usually 1 to 9.
Location: Western District. Found in rich native grassland.