Diuris sp aff pardina
Short-Tailed Leopard Orchid
Diuris brevissima

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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.

Details (Vic):

Flowering:  Flowering October - November.

Size: Up to 20cm tall,  flowers -  usually 1 to 9.

Location: Western District. Found in rich native grassland.