Australian Native Plants

  Dipodium elegantulum (Elegant Hyacinth Orchid)


Dipodium elegantulum photo
dipodium elegatulum

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Dipodium elegantulum photo
dipodium elegatulum

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Dipodium elegantulum photo
Dipodiun flowering stalk

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PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Dipodium elegantulum in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Elegant Hyacinth Orchid

Description
The Elegant Hyacinth Orchid is a fairly large terrestrial orchid from northern Queensland. The flowers are produced in clusters of up to sixty flowers on a spike in spring and summer from August to December. the individual flowers are pink with some darker spots on the petals and sepals. Like other terrestrial orchids, this species obtains its nutrients from fungus that inhabit the soil. The plant gets its common name from its superficial appearance to the Hyacinth.

Height
50cm - 80cm

Habitat
grows in grassy woodland, open forest on well drained soils

Distribution
Dipodium elegantulum is found in tropical north Queensland.



Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Dipodium
Species:elegantulum
Common Name:Elegant Hyacinth Orchid


Relatives in same Genus
  Dipodium punctatum
  Dipodium roseum
  Dipodium stenochilum