Pink Hyacinth Orchid Dipodium roseum

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.

Flowering Time Flower Numbers Maximum Height Flower Size
December and January
single stalk with up to 40 flowers 110cm to 30mm

Dipodium punctatum 01
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Dipodium punctatum 02
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Dipodium punctatum 03
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Dipodium punctatum 04
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Dipodium punctatum 05
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Dipodium punctatum 06
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Dipodium punctatum 07
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Dipodium punctatum 08
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Dipodium punctatum 09
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Bunch of Hyacinth Orchids along path
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