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Dipodium punctatum (Sm.) R.Br. APNI*
Description: Terrestrial, reduced leaves subtending inflorescence ovate to broad-ovate, 0.7–3 cm long.
Inflorescence 40–100 cm long, 14–60-flowered; pedicel plus ovary 13–30 mm long, pink, unspotted.
Sepals and lateral petals slightly cupped to widely opening, straight to slightly recurved, pink with heavy darker purple blotching. Sepals 10–18 mm long, 2.5–4.5 mm wide. Labellum 8–15 mm long, deep pink; 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 sclerophyll forest to dry sclerophyll woodland, on a variety of soils; chiefly on the coast and ranges.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by P. H. Weston
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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