Plants of the Castlemaine District
Rosy Hyacinth Orchid - native (Dipodium roseum)
Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family).
Native of Eastern Australia.
It is a leafless orchid. The stout brown flower stalk appears in summer, and the pink spotted flower appear sequentially.
- it is leafless
- the petals are pale pink with darker pink spots
- the labellum has red stripes.
Name. Dipodium: Greek dis: two; podion a small foot, referring to the two stalks of the pollen masses.
Photos 1 - 3: Rosy Hyacinth Orchid.
4: Flowers of Rosy Hyacinth Orchid (pink, darker spots, labellum with red stripes) and Spotted Hyacinth Orchid (pale pink with darker spots, labellum with red spots). All: Castlemaine district.