This is the most common orchid I come across and its also probably the tallest.
On a walk (January 2004) of about an hour in Doongalla Forest of the
Dandenong Ranges National Park
I estimate I saw about 100 (stopped counting at 40).
They vary in color from a dark to pale pink with various intensity and density of darker dots.
They often occur bunched together but isolated individuals are not uncommon.
The plants and flowers vary in size with larger, more succulent stalks providing bigger flowers.
A similar species is Dipodium punctatum, but this doesn't have significantly recurved petals and septals.
December and January
|single stalk with up to 40 flowers