Purple Hyacinth-orchid

Purple Hyacinth-orchid
Photographer
Deb Oliver
Common Name
Purple Hyacinth-orchid
Scientific Name
Dipodium punctatum
Size
100cm
Leaf Description
Absent
General Description
A saprophytic leafless orchid, with 15-60 large pink spotty flowers alond an erect, fleshy green, reddish-black or purple hairless stem to 1m high. A very rare species in Nillumbik.
Flower Description
Spike of 15-60 pale to bright pink flowers with dark pink to red blotches, to 25mm across. Labellum deep pink with a band of hairs towards the tip.
Flower Colour
Pink with red spots
Notes
Uncommon in Nillimbik
Flowering Months
January
February
March
December
Habitat
Escarpment Shrubland, Riparian Woodland, Valley Heathy Forest
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Semi-shade