Dipodium ensifolium F. Mueller 1825 SECTION Dipodium

Photo by Greg and Kerri Steenbeeke

Part Sun Warm Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Sword-Leafed Dipodium - In Australia The Leafy Hyacinth Orchid

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

This large sized, warm growing terrestrial, evergreen species is found in Queensland, Australia at elevations of 40 to 900 meters with an elongating, straggling and recumbent stem completely enveloped by alternate, linear, canaliculate, prominently veined leaves and blooms on an erect, 6 to 22" [15 to 55 cm] long, raceme with 1 to 4 flowers in the spring and early summer, likes bright light.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 No 11 1968 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #2 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 12 O'Byrne 2013; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 19 2017 drawing fide