Prasophyllum sp. aff. validum

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Flowering stem stout, 30–70 cm tall. Leaf-blade 15–30 cm long, 3–6 mm diam. at base, apex suberect, senescent at flowering time. Flowers 20–45, green and white, fragrant, in a crowded spike 10–25 cm long; ovary obovoid, 4–6 mm long; sepals 8–11 mm long, dorsal sepal ovate-lanceolate, lateral sepals usually fused basally, linear-lanceolate, recurved, parallel; petals linear-oblong, 7–9 mm long. Labellum subsessile, porrect, 6–8 mm long, recurved at about right angles near middle, lamina usually white (rarely pink), margins entire to slightly irregular; callus plate prominently raised, greenish, shiny, broad at base then tapered, extending well beyond labellum bend. Column appendages linear, c. 2 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Dec.

CVU, Gold, VRiv, VVP. Apparently endemic to Victoria where scattered across northern and western open forest and woodland communities on stony and sandy soils.

The distribution of this species is poorly known due to confusion with other members of the P. pyriforme complex.

Similar to the South Australian P. validum, but flowers later, is generally less robust and has smaller flowers with narrower perianth segments.

Created by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-04-14
Updated by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-04-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Orchidaceae
genus Prasophyllum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Prasophyllum sp. aff. validum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Prasophyllum sp. aff. validum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native