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OrchidDipodium roseum   

Rosy hyacinth orchid at Aranda Bushland

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Dipodium roseum at Aranda Bushland - 12 Nov 2015
Dipodium roseum at Aranda Bushland - 12 Nov 2015
Dipodium roseum at Aranda Bushland - 12 Nov 2015
Dipodium roseum at Aranda Bushland - 12 Nov 2015

Identification history

Orchid Dipodium roseum 3 Dec 2015 CathB
Orchid Dipodium roseum 12 Nov 2015 MattM

Author's notes

A colony of three Hyacinth orchids at Aranda. In an area pointed out to me by Ian Falconer. I believe these are from the colony that was photographed for the book "Our Patch."

8 comments

TonyWood wrote:
   12 Nov 2015
Dipodium often turn up in gardens. I photographed some D. punctatum last year growing in the front yard of a house in Duffy. This species probably is D. roseum, but need to see a flower.
MattM wrote:
   12 Nov 2015
I wish I had Dipodium in my garden... I will get photos when they flower and drop a comment here to update the species.
CathB wrote:
   3 Dec 2015
These plants were knocked over before the flowers had a chance to open, so I have added pictures of the same colony taken in 2010.
MattM wrote:
   3 Dec 2015
At what point were they knocked over? I last visited them on the weekend. Three were approaching flowering and two had been chewed.
CathB wrote:
   3 Dec 2015
I found them yesterday with the cage lying beside a single remaining broken stalk.
MattM wrote:
   3 Dec 2015
Dear me. I obviously didn't secure the cage well enough. Hopefully they will be able to grow next year. There are probably more hidden elsewhere in the bush.
   3 Dec 2015
Matt I think your net effort and benefit toward all these important plant and animal species overpowers this by 100x.
MattM wrote:
   6 Dec 2015
But there is a difference between finding plants and actually keeping them alive.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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