Diuris bracteata Fitzg., 1888



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Diuris praecox D.L.Jones, 1991:60?


Conservation Status

Last record: 1888 or before

Since rediscovered


Erroneously thought to be extinct after specimens of D. platichila were misidentified as D. bracteata.



near Gladesville, Parramatta River, New South Wales, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Fitzgerald, R. D. (1888). Australian Orchids.


Other references:

Clements, M. A. (1989). Catalogue of Australian Orchidaceae. In: Australian Orchid Research. 1. Essendon, Victoria: Australian Orchid Foundation.

Department of the Environment. (2015). Diuris bracteata in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Sun, 8 Feb 2015 13:12:20 +1100.

Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990). Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series 11: 1-650.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Jones, D.L. (1993b). Native Orchids of Australia. Reed Publications, Sydney, Australia.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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