Diuris corymbosaCommon name: Common Donkey Orchid
Meaning of name: Diuris is from the Greek words dis, meaning double, and oura, meaning tail, referring to the 2 hanging lateral sepals. Corymbosa is from the Latin corymbus, meaning a cluster of flowers.
Distribution: Occurs on the Coastal Plain and Jarrah Forest between Dongara and Albany and eastward to Esperance.
Description: Brown and yellow typical Donkey Orchid shaped flowers held up to 45cm high. Flowers from September to October.
References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Orchids of South-West Australia. Noel Hoffman & Andrew Brown. 1992.