Diuris setacea

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Common Names

  • Bristly Donkey Orchid

Conservation Status




The Bristly Donkey be identified by it's distinctive spiral shaped leaves at the base of the plant, it is sometimes mistakenly identified as The Cat's face Orchid because of the extremely similar yellow flower with dark red edges around the petals that each plant presents.

Flowering Period

October to December

Similar Species

The Cat's face Orchid is a similar existing orchid hosting an extremely similar flower but differentiated by having more rounded petals and lacking spiral shaped leaves.

Local Ecology


This species can be found in various locations between Kalbarri and Albany, sometimes found further east than Albany and no further west than Bunbury.


Commonly found growing in Lateritic Soil and granite outcrops.


  • Brown. A, Hoffman. Noel (2011) "Orchids of South-West Australia Third Edition",Scott print, Perth, Western Australia.


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