Dipodium campanulatum

Bell-flower Hyacinth-orchid

See Dipodium roseum. Saprophytic herb (relying on dead or decaying plants for food).

Additional information

  • FamilyOrchidaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Plant groupingOrchids
  • LeavesAbsent
  • FlowersIt can be distinguished by the white bell-shaped flowers which are red spotted. The labellum has red-pink blotches rather than stripes.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soil in moist forests. Semi shade to dappled shade.
  • Garden useUse of orchids in gardens is not recommended, unless they already occur naturally, in which case they need to be protected. Removing orchids from the bush usually results in their death and further depletes remaining wild orchid populations.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusEndangered in Victoria. Significant within the Shire. Known from one site in the Dandenong Ranges.
  • Aboriginal Use Food - tuber
Photographer/s: Colin Rowan ©

Plant Communities

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