Pink Hyacinth-orchid Is A Summer Star

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Dipodium roseum aka Rosy Hyacinth-Orchid or Pink Hyacinth-Orchid (?)
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Angiospermae
Class: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
Mylor Conservation Park – January 4th, – Hot conditions, but in shady spots

A surprisingly large and showy Orchid for South Australia, and if you were unaware of what it was, you might think you were seeing a garden escapee, because it is so uncharacteristic of our usual plants – We had been searching in the heat of Summer for a glimpse of this, and when the others found it, I thought someone had been attacked by a Tyrannosaur! – We found our first stem in the shade of what I seem to remember being a Callitris – It was one of the highpoints of last Summer for me – There is a second species it is sometimes mistaken for Dipodium punctatum.

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One thought on “Pink Hyacinth-orchid Is A Summer Star”

  1. It was very exciting to spot this; I got a similar excitement when Aldo found that wonderful spike of blue sun orchids at Deanery Hill, I think it was? Just jaw-dropping – so rare and outstanding when they emerge in their environments.

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