Dipodium atropurpureum D.L.Jones 1991 Photo by Rkitko and The Wikimedia Commons Website

Full shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name The Dark Purple Dipodium - In Australia Purple Hyacinth Orchid

Flower Size .08 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales Australia in shrubby forests and woodlands at elevations of 400 to 900 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a leafless, green to reddish stem with overlapping basal bracts that blooms in the summer carrying 10 to 40 flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2005 photo good;