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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Diurideae
Subtribus: (9)
Acianthinae - Caladeniinae - Cryptostylidinae - Diuridinae - Drakaeinae - Megastylidinae - Prasophyllinae - Rhizanthellinae - Thelymitrinae


Diurideae (Endl.) Lindl. ex Meisn., Pl. Vasc. Gen.: Tab. Diagn. 387, Comm. 289. (1842)

Type genus: Diuris Sm., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 4: 222 (1798)

Primary references

Jones, D.L., Clements, M.A., Sharma, I.K., Mackenzie, A.M. & Molloy, B.P.J. 2002. Nomenclatural notes arising from studies into the tribe Diurideae (Orchidaceae). Orchadian 13(10): 437–468. Reference page.
Clements, M. A., Jones, D. L., Sharma, I. K., Nightingale, M. E., Garratt, M. J., Fitzgerald, K. J., Mackenzie, A. M., Molloy, B. P. J. (2001) Phylogenetics of Diurideae (Orchidaceae) based on the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions of nuclear ribosomal DNA. Lindleyana 17: 135–171.
Emonocot.org 2013. Diurideae in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 May 15.
Kores, P. J., Molvray, M., Weston, P. H., Hopper, S. D., Brown, A. P., Cameron, K. M., Chase, M. W. (2001) A phylogenetic analysis of Diurideae (Orchidaceae) based on plastid DNA sequence data. American Journal of Botany 88: 1903–1914.
Meisner, C.D.F., C.D.F., (1842) Plantarum Vascularium Genera Secundum Ordines tab. diagn. 387, comm. 289.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2001. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 2: Orchidoideae (Part one); page 59 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-850710-0

Vernacular names

Diurideae is a tribe of orchid in the subfamily Orchidoideae. It contains about 40 accepted genera.[1] As of April 2018, its division into subtribes remained unclear.

Chase et al. (2015) accepted the following genera.[1] Some have since been combined.

Acianthus R.Br.
Adenochilus Hook.f.
Aporostylis Rupp & Hatch
Arthrochilus F.Muell.
Burnettia Lindl.
Caladenia R.Br.
Caleana R.Br.
Calochilus R.Br.
Chiloglottis R.Br.
Coilochilus Schltr.
Corybas Salisb.
Cryptostylis R.Br.
Cyanicula Hopper & A.P.Brown = Caladenia[2]
Cyrtostylis R.Br.
Diuris Sm.
Drakaea Lindl.
Elythranthera (Endl.) A.S.George
Epiblema R.Br.
Ericksonella Hopper & A.P.Br.
Eriochilus R.Br.
Genoplesium R.Br.
Glossodia R.Br.
Leporella A.S.George
Leptoceras (R.Br.) Lindl.
Lyperanthus R.Br.
Megastylis (Schltr.) Schltr.
Microtis R.Br.
Orthoceras R.Br.
Paracaleana Blaxell = Caleana[3]
Pheladenia D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.
Praecoxanthus Hopper & A.P.Brown
Prasophyllum R.Br.
Pyrorchis D.L.Jones & M.A.Clements
Rhizanthella R.S.Rogers
Rimacola Rupp
Spiculaea Lindl.
Stigmatodactylus Maxim. ex Makino
Thelymitra J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.
Townsonia Cheeseman
Waireia D.L.Jones


Chase, M.W.; Cameron, K.M.; Freudenstein, J.F.; Pridgeon, A.M.; Salazar, G.; van den Berg, C. & Schuiteman, A. (2015), "An updated classification of Orchidaceae", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 177 (2): 151–174, doi:10.1111/boj.12234
"Caladenia". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
"Paracaleana". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2018-04-15.

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