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Diuris chryseopsis [Golden Moths]

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#1 DaveO

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 03:20

Oldfield, D. 2020. Diuris chryseopsis D.L. Jones (Orchidaceae).Golden Moths. Flowers photographed in visible and ultraviolet light.
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Grampians Gariwerd National Park, Victoria, Australia
3 October 2018
Australian Native Wildflower

Synonyms
Diuris pedunculata R. Br.
Diuris lanceolata Lindl.

Comment
Diuris chryseopsis is a tuberous herb which was first formally described by David Jones in 1998. It is found in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria where it is widespread and common.

Visible Light: Nikon D750 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens, Metz 15 MS-1 flash, 1/200 s @ f/16 ISO 200, Baader UV/IR Cut Filter.
Attached Image: Diuris_chryseopsis_Vis.jpg
Image Reference: DO65732

Ultraviolet Light: Nikon D750 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens, Nissin Di866 Mark II flash, 1/200s @ f/16 ISO 200, Baader UV-Pass Filter.
Attached Image: Diuris_chryseopsis_UV.jpg
Image Reference: DO65734


References:
Jones, D. & B. A Field Guide to the Native Orchids of Southern Australia, Bloomings Books, 2000, p. 107

Published 20 March 2020

Edited by DaveO, 20 March 2020 - 03:20.


#2 Andrea B.

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 17:09

I looked past the Orchidiceae label and first thought this was some kind of Iris flower. But it is a yellow orchid. With quite a distinctive UV-dark blotch.
Nice one, Dave!
Andrea G. Blum
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