Common name: Veined Doubletail, Goat Orchid
Diuris venosa Rupp APNI*
Description: Terrestrial herb.
Leaves 3–5, filiform, 5–12 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, erect.
Raceme 10–40 cm high, 1–4-flowered. Flowers ± nodding, white to lilac with numerous purple striations, c. 2.5 c. across. Dorsal sepal narrow-ovate, 9–12 mm long, 4–9 mm wide, obliquely erect, cucullate. Lateral sepals linear to lanceolate, 11–18 mm long, 2–3.5 mm wide, directed upward, parallel. Petals ± horizontal or drooping; lamina narrow-ovate, 3–10 mm long, 3–6 mm wide; claw 3–7 mm long, expanded into the lamina. Labellum 10–13 mm long; lateral lobes linear to cuneate, 3–4 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, margins irregularly lacerated; midlobe broad-ovate to circular when flattened, 6–11 mm wide; callus of 2 irregular, granular ridges 5–6.5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows among moist grass at about 1100 m alt. Grows on the Barrington Tops, Brackendale and New England N.P.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by D. L. Jones
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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