Dipodium stenochilum (Tropical Hyacinth Orchid)
Dipodium stenocheilum. Charles Darwin National Park, Darwin NT Australia
Photograph by John Tann from Sydney, Australia. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
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Tropical Hyacinth Orchid
The Tropical Hyacinth Orchid is a terrestrial orchid from the tropical north of Australia. It produces clusters of attractive flowers on a long stem. Each individual flower has white petals and white sepals with small pink spots. The labellum is purple or pink with a hairy tip. This plant is a saprophytic ground orchid (it relies on mycorrhizal fungi which grow in the soil to provide them with nutrients). The fruit of the orchid is a capsule containing fine dust like seed.
wetlands (including Kakadu in Northern Territory), creek banks
Dipodium stenochilum is found in northern Australia in far north Queensland on Cape York peninsula, and the top end of the Northern Territory and far north east of Western Australia
Height: to 90cm ?
|Common Name:||Tropical Hyacinth Orchid|
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