Leopard Orchids on Anstey Hill: 1


Diuris pardina aka Leopard Orchid
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Angiosperms
Class: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diurideae
Anstey Hill Conservation Park – August 24th, 2014 – sunny, mild conditions

Photos: Michal Dutkiewicz

We had to head up to the higher sunny spots on Anstey Hill to find these, and they were an exhilarating sight – I nearly walked straight off an unexpected cliff I was so entranced – They were very plentiful, and their unusual colours immediately set them apart from Diuris orientis, the Wallflower Donkey Orchid.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s