(pronounced: dye-YEWR-iss)


Diurideae subtribe Diuridinae

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From the Greek di, meaning two, and oura, meaning tail, referring to the elongate lateral sepals.


A genus of 38 species native to Java and Australia. Common name: Double Tails.


Bates, R. 1989. Diuris venosa: an orchid in danger. Orchadian 9(7):148-149.

Beardsell, D. V., M. A. Clements, J. F. Hutchison and E. G. Williams 1986. Pollination of Diuris maculata R. Br. (Orchidaceae) by floral mimicry of the native legumes Daviesia spp. and Pultanea scabra R. Br. Austral. J. Bot. 34:165-173.

Coleman, E. 1932. Pollination of Diuris pedunculata. Victorian Nat. 49:179-186.

Coleman, E. 1933. Pollination of Diuris sulphurea R. Br. Victorian Nat. 50:3-8.

Jones, D. L. 1970. Some thoughts on the taxonomy of the genus Diuris. Orchadian 3:119-120.

Jones, D. L. 1999. Diuris arenaria (Orchidaceae), a vulnerable new species from New South Wales. Orchadian 12(12):567-569.