Prodr. 331 (1810) APNI
Leafless plant, 35–80 cm tall. Stem dark reddish-black, inflorescence much shorter than subtending flowering stem. Pedicels (including ovary) 15–20 mm long; flowers c. 15–30, pale pink to bright pink with heavy red blotches, perianth segments widely spreading, tips straight or very slightly recurved toward tips. Sepals and petals linear to linear-elliptic or linear-oblanceolate, 12–17 mm long, 3–5 mm wide, petals and lateral sepals slightly asymmetric. Labellum c. 12–14 mm long, similar to that of D. roseum, but tuft of hairs near apex not as broad (not occupying most of dorsal surface in proximal half of mid-lobe). Flowers Dec.–Feb.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP. Also NSW and possibly other states. Widespread and sometimes locally common in open forests of eastern Victoria, less abundant west of Melbourne.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|