New Taxa Austral. Orchid. (Austral. Orchid Res. 2) 77 (1991) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Flowering stem slender to stout, 30–55 cm tall. Leaf-blade 10–25 cm long, 3–6 mm diam. at base, apex suberect, senescent at flowering time. Flowers 15–30, greenish brown to reddish brown, pink or white, fragrant, in a moderately crowded spike 7–20 cm long; ovary obovoid, 4–5 mm long; sepals 8–11 mm long, dorsal sepal ovate-lanceolate, lateral sepals free or fused only at base, linear-lanceolate, recurved, parallel; petals linear-lanceolate, 9–11 mm long. Labellum subsessile, porrect, 7–9 mm long, recurved at about right angles near middle, lamina usually pink or white, margins entire; callus plate prominently raised, channelled, greenish, broad at base then tapered, extending almost to the labellum apex. Column appendages oblong, c. 2 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Nov.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HSF, NIS, VVP. Endemic to Victoria where found in seasonally wet grasslands and grassy woodlands on heavy clay loams.
This taxon was formerly included in Prasophyllum pyriforme, but that species has fused lateral sepals, slightly later flowering period and favours drier forest habitats.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|