Dipodium campanulatum D.L.Jones

New Taxa Austral. Orchid. (Austral. Orchid Res. 2): 49 (1991) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Leafless plant, 40–70 cm tall. Stem green to reddish, inflorescence much shorter than subtending flowering stem. Pedicels (including ovary) 10–18 mm long; flowers c. 15–30, white with large, dark red spots and blotches, perianth segments remaining more or less incurved, the entire flower somewhat bell-shaped. Sepals and petals linear to linear-elliptic or linear-lanceolate, 12–14 mm long, 3–6 mm wide, petals and lateral sepals slightly asymmetric. Labellum 10–12 mm long, white with prominent large, dark pink blotches; lateral lobes linear-spathulate, upcurved, clasping column, sparsely hairy on inside of base; mid-lobe broadly elliptic-oblong, 6–7 mm long; lamina callus of 2 linear, parallel, pubescent keels; central band of mauve hairs (c. 0.5 mm long) from apex of callus to apex of mid-lobe, occupying central raised portion. Flowers Jan.–Feb.

Glep, VVP, Wim. Also SA. In Victoria, only known with certainty from near Edenhope.

Similar to D. punctatum but with a less widely spreading perianth. See also taxonomic notes under D. roseum.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1994). Orchidaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated 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 campanulatum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dipodium campanulatum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native

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South Australia