Stylidium diuroides ssp diuroidesCommon name: Donkey Triggerplant

Meaning of name: Stylidium is from the Latin word stylus, meaning style, and the diminutive –idium. Diuroides refers to the genus Diuris (Donkey Orchids), oides means like.

Distribution: Occurs from Geraldton to Perth.

Description: A perennial herb with a flowering stem to 30 centimetres tall. The yellow flowers are produced during October and November.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.

Why are there no photographs for this plant?

The main reason why some plants don’t have photographs is because we haven’t found the plant yet. We have had a few flora surveys conducted and they have indicated that this plant can be found in the bush. The problem is that we just don’t know where in the bush to find it. And if we can’t find it, we can’t photograph it.

Another problem we have is that, while we have a name for the plant, we really don’t know what it actually looks like. It’s very difficult to find a plant if you’re not sure what you’re looking for.

But rest assured that as soon as we have photographs for this plant we’ll put them on the website.