Muelleria 9: 105 (1996) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Leafless plant, 40–90 cm tall. Stem green to purplish, inflorescence much shorter than subtending flowering stem. Pedicels (including ovary) 10–18 mm long; flowers c. 10–40, opening pale pink, quickly fading to white, with numerous large, irregularly shaped dark red spots and blotches, perianth segments strongly recurved in distal third. Sepals and petals narrowly ovate-lanceolate to narrowly elliptical, 10–20 mm long, 3–6 mm wide, petals and lateral sepals slightly asymmetric. Labellum 10–17 mm long, white with coarse red spots and blotches; lateral lobes linear-spathulate, upcurved, clasping column, sparsely hairy on inside of base; mid-lobe narrowly elliptical, 8–12 mm long; lamina callus of 2 linear, convergent, pubescent keels; central band of white hairs (c. 0.5 mm long) from apex of callus to apex of mid-lobe, occupying most of surface of mid-lobe. Flowers Dec.–Mar.
CVU, EGL, Glep, Gold, LoM, OtP, VVP, WaP. Scattered in higher rainfall parts of western Victoria.
Similar to D. roseum but with paler, more prominently spotted flowers including spots on the labellum.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|