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Dipodium pulchellum D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.
Family Orchidaceae
Dipodium pulchellum D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. APNI*

Description: Terrestrial, reduced leaves subtending inflorescence mostly narrow-ovate, 1–4.5 cm long, attenuate.

Inflorescence 27–90 cm long, 5–40-flowered; pedicel plus ovary 15–20 mm long, unspotted.

Sepals and lateral petals almost flat, straight, mid pink with darker heavy blotching. Sepals 13–15 mm long, 3–5 mm wide. Labellum 12–14 mm long, dark reddish pink; callus keels divergent; central band of hairs mauve, narrow basally but widening slightly on the apical half of the midlobe; midlobe about twice as long as broad.


Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Distribution and occurrence: in sclerophyll forest on basalt-derived soils; in the Wardell, Grevillia and Tia Falls areas.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-
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
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