Dipodium roseum

Dipodium roseum

Hyacinth orchid

Flowering:
Late spring to summer
Usual habitat/distribution:
Coastal and near coastal heathlands, open and dry woodlands.
Widespread throughout the North, East and South East.
Status:
Not listed
Description:
Large spike, spotted pink flowers. Plant is leafless and is saprophytic, relying on an underground fungus.
The only species of this genus in Tasmania.
Locations I have seen it:
Orford (March 2015)

 

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