J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 13: 59 (1990) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Flowering stem stout, 20–45 cm tall. Leaf-blade senescent at time of flowering, to c. 15 cm long, 5–9 mm diam. at base, apex lax. Flowers 15–40, variously coloured in greens and reds, fragrant, in a dense spike; ovary globose to obovoid, c. 5 mm long; sepals 6–9 mm long, dorsal sepal ovate-lanceolate, lateral sepals free, lanceolate, erect, parallel to slightly divergent, thick-textured, margins inrolled, apex often bidentate; petals 6–7 mm long, oblong, obtuse, often with pinkish crinkled margins. Labellum clawed, broadly trullate, 6–7 mm long, creamy-white to pink, recurved at right angles above middle, base pouched, recurved part triangular, with margins crenulate and crisped; callus plate green to brown, short, thick, warty, extending beyond bend, glistening with nectar. Column appendages oblong, 2–3 mm long, obtuse. Flowers Dec.–Jan.
Brid, Glep, VVP. Also SA (south-east corner), Tas. Occurs in coastal scrub and heath on sandhills or headlands, in sand over moisture-retentive clays. Rare and localized to the west of Portland.
Previously confused with Prasophyllum frenchii, a species from heavier soils with a smaller, less crenulate labellum and longer flower spike and scape.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|