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

Description: Terrestrial, reduced leaves subtending inflorescence ovate to broad-ovate, 0.5–3 cm long.

Inflorescence 30–80 cm long, 15–40-flowered; pedicel plus ovary 14–22 mm long, cream to pink to reddish brown, unspotted.

Sepals and lateral petals strongly recurved towards the tips, light pink with fine, darker spots. Sepals 10–20 mm long, 3–6 mm wide. Labellum 9–15 mm long, pink with darker pink longitudinal lines; 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 dry sclerophyll woodland to wet sclerophyll forest on a variety of soils; coastal districts south from Sydney and on the ranges, west to Carabost.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
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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