Plants of the Castlemaine District

Rosy Hyacinth Orchid - native (Dipodium roseum)

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Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family).

Native of Eastern Australia.

It is a leafless orchid. The stout brown flower stalk appears in summer, and the pink spotted flower appear sequentially.

Name. Dipodium: Greek dis: two; podion a small foot, referring to the two stalks of the pollen masses.


Photos 1 - 3: Rosy Hyacinth Orchid.

ot 4: Flowers of Rosy Hyacinth Orchid (pink, darker spots, labellum with red stripes) and Spotted Hyacinth Orchid (pale pink with darker spots, labellum with red spots). All: Castlemaine district.