Dipodium pardalinum D.L.Jones

Muelleria 9: 105 (1996) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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.

Created by: Jeff Jeanes, 2014-10-30
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Orchidaceae
genus Dipodium
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Dipodium pardalinum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dipodium pardalinum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native

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South Australia