|Hornet Orchid Quick Facts|
|Scientific Name:||Diuris sulphurea|
Flowers are bright yellow having deep red to brown markings on lower petal. Foliage is long and thin grass like. Tall flower spikes reaches 50 to 60 cm. Petals are erect, two stalked, yellow with brownish stalks and about 30 mm long. The plant thrives in well drained and moisture retentive soil. It could be found in lower foothill, open woodland areas in natural habitat.
Diuris sulphurea is perennial, terrestrial and geophytic herb. Roots are small, ovoid or cylindrical. Leaves are 15-25 cm long and 3-4 mm wide, basal, linear, grass like and alternate and whorled leaves. Scape is 30 to 60 cm high. Flowers are bright yellow, 3-4 cm across and stalked. Sepal is erect, ovate, 8–20 mm long and 7–15 mm wide. Labellum is 7-15 mm long, lateral lobes are broad cuneate, 3-6 mm long and 2.5-4.5 mm wide; callus is with 3-5 mm long single ridge. Capsule is thin walled, dehiscent and glabrous erect that contains numerous light-dark colored and winged seeds.
Tubers are edible.