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Family Orchidaceae

Dipodium variegatum
Hyacinth orchid

A beautiful orchid that is very common in some areas of the Lane Cove National Park. The leafless, brownish stem is about 50cm tall and bears a very pretty Hyacinth-like inflorescence, purple or pink with white spots.

Habitat: sandstone soils, in open forest, slightly moist positions, under trees. Often grows in dense stands.

Flowering: Summer

Distribution: Common and widely distributed along coast and tablelands and slopes of NSW, also Queensland to South Australia and Tasmania.

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