The tribe Diurideae is part of the family Orchidaceae, sub-family Orchidoideae.

The tribe Diurideae assembles geophytic terrestrial orchids that reach their highest level of diversity in Australasia and South America.

They are characterized by the presence of prominent root-stem tuberoids and similarities in floral morphology, particularly one erect anther, attached to the top of the column by a shortened filament.

Sub-tribes:

  • Acianthinae
  • Caladeniinae
  • Cryptostylidinae
  • Diuridinae
  • Drakaeinae
  • Megastylidinae
  • Prasophyllinae
  • Rhizanthellinae
  • Thelymitrinae

The genus Diuris is the typus.



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