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Dipodium atropurpureum D.L.Jones
Family Orchidaceae
Dipodium atropurpureum D.L.Jones APNI*

Description: Terrestrial, reduced leaves subtending inflorescence ovate to broad-ovate., 0.7–2 cm long.

Inflorescence 40–60 cm long, 15–40-flowered; pedicel plus ovary 17–22 mm long, dark red, unspotted.

Sepals and lateral petals strongly recurved towards the tips, rich reddish purple, heavily blotched with darker purple. Sepals 15–18 mm long, 4–5.5 mm wide. Labellum 12–14 mm long, dark purplish red; callus keels parallel; central band of hairs mauve, narrow basally but widening to cover most of the apical half of the midlobe; midlobe about twice as long as broad.


Distribution and occurrence: in wet and dry sclerophyll forest on the escarpment ranges, from Dorrigo south to the Hastings R. catchment.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
AVH map***

Text by P. H. Weston
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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