Dipodium hamiltonianum F.M.Bailey 1881

Another Flower Angle Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun CoolCold LATE SpringSummer

Common Name Hamilton's Dipodium - In Australia The Yellow Hyacynth

Flower Size 2.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Australia at elevations of 10 to 1000 meters in coastal heaths and among grasses on stream banks in sandy to gravely loams as a large sized, cool to cold growing leafless saprophyte with an erect stem enveloped basally by several acuminate, dry, scarious sheaths that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, 30" [75 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Dipodium punctatum var. hamiltonianum (F.M.Bailey) F.M.Bailey 1883

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 No 11 1968 photo good; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide