Local Government Partner :: ACT GovernmentSupported by :: Ginninderra Catchment Group
Home Plants Orchids

Dipodium punctatum

Blotched hyacinth orchid at Namadgi National Park

Dipodium punctatum at Namadgi National Park - 3 Dec 2014
Dipodium punctatum at Namadgi National Park - 3 Dec 2014
Request use of media

Identification history

Dipodium punctatum 5 Dec 2014 TonyWood
Dipodium punctatum 5 Dec 2014 MichaelMulvaney
Dipodium roseum 5 Dec 2014 michaelb
Unidentified 5 Dec 2014 michaelb

Identify this sighting


Please Login or Register to identify this sighting.

6 comments

   5 Dec 2014
I suspect that punctatum is more likely but will leave it up to Tony or Mark to make a call - I hope I don't have to end up apologising to michaelB
TonyWood wrote:
   5 Dec 2014
I think it is D. punctatum based on the heavy spots and blotches, but really need to see the flowers fully open. Where did you find it Michael? I ask as D. punctatum is not so common or widespread in the ACT as D. roseum.
michaelb wrote:
   5 Dec 2014
I suggested roseum because it is more common, so I am learning to distinguish between spotty and blotchy! For Tony I have added a more detailed description of where I found it. I could go back and try to find it for a better photo, in the next week or so. It would be a good excuse to walk on Mt Tennant again.
TonyWood wrote:
   5 Dec 2014
Michael, there are a couple of known locations for D. punctatum on the roadside near the base of Mt Tennent.
michaelb wrote:
   5 Dec 2014
Tony, could you explain where they are? It would be good to have a look.
TonyWood wrote:
   5 Dec 2014
I have sent you an email Michael.

Please Login or Register to comment.

Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 3 Dec 2014 06:52 PM Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by

Additional information

  • True In flower
20265 sightings of 33 species in 686 locations from 209 members
Proudly Australian made, owned and hosted CCA 3.0 | privacy