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Species profile—Diuris parvipetala

Classification

Plantae (plants) → Equisetopsida (land plants) → OrchidaceaeDiuris parvipetala

Species details

Kingdom
Plantae (plants)
Class
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Family
Orchidaceae
Scientific name
Diuris parvipetala (Dockrill) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.
WildNet taxon ID
10526
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Vulnerable
Back on Track (BoT) status
High
Conservation significant
Yes
Confidential
Yes
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Description
Diuris parvipetala is a slender plant growing to 40cm tall and with lobed tuberous roots. It has two green, linear leaves that are 15-25cm long by 0.3-0.5cm wide. It produces 1-5 flowers, that are cream coloured with mauve spots and blotches. The projected central petal, called a labellum, protrudes from a column-like petal structure and is projected abruptly downwards. The lateral, linear-oblong shaped petals stand erect; one on either side of the labellum. (Stanley & Ross 1983)
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Habitat
Diuris parvipetala grows among grass in open forests, on ridges and gentle to steep slopes, among basalt boulders and on granite pavements. It grows in shallow, brown, basalt loam soils. (Stanley & Ross 1983; Herbrecs 2008)
Reproduction
Diuris parvipetala flowers in spring. (Stanley & Ross 1983)
Notes
Contributors: Peter Bostock, Mellisa Mayhew 13/03/2009
References
Herbrecs (2008). Diuris parvipetala, in BriMapper version 2.12. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 30/09/2008.
National Herbarium of New South Wales (2008). Diuris parvipetala, in PlantNet: New South Wales Flora Online. National Herbarium of New South Wales. Accessed 30/09/2008. http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/
Stanley, T.D. & Ross, E.M. (1983). Flora of south-eastern Queensland (volume 3). Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Brisbane.
Profile author
Peter Bostock (13/03/2009)

Other resources

The Australasian Virtual Herbarium (AVH)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=10526

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
23 October 2019
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