Dipodium roseum D. Jones & M.A. Clem. 1991

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website


Common Name The Pink Dipodium - The Rosy Hyacinth Orchid

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

This large sized, leafless, cool to cold growing mycoheterotrophic, terrestrial species is found in Australia in the states of Victoria, New South Wales, and Tasmania at eleavtions of 10 to 1400 meters favouring woodlands, open and heathy forests that blooms in the summer on an erect, 3' + [90 cm+] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with successively opening flowers. Appears to have a strong dependence on eucalypts and unlikely to be found in forests without eucalypts being present. It is possible that this orchid is parasitic on the fungus normally associated with the roots of the eucalyptus

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 8 2002 photo fide; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide