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Diuris palustris

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Foozil, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. Foozil

    Foozil Active Member

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    A relatively small species which smells strongly of cinnamon.
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  2. DarleneJay

    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    Lovely. I am not familiar with this species at all. The richness of the colors are striking!
     
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    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That's great! Looks like it's growing in kanuma?
     
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    Foozil Active Member

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    Thank you both!
    It is indeed, mostly pure kanuma but with some gravel and wood around the surface.
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! It’s good to be reminded how big orchidaceae is as I’ve never heard of this.
     
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  6. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Have you tried that medium with other Diuris? I tried D. behrii and D. magnifica last year. D. behrii looked similar vegetatively to your D. palustris, but didn't do that well. D. magnifica seemed to do okay and produced new tubers, but didn't bloom. It's currently dormant. I grew them in a 80% perlite/20% coco peat mix.
     
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    Yes, all of my other Diuris are in the same medium, but I have only been using it for a year. It is working great so far, my D. behrii (or a related species) seem to enjoy it.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It is a lovely thing.
     
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    RustyExotics Nicholas - It's a terrestrial thing

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    That's such a great size for that genus. Definitely one of my favorite Australian terrestrials.