Orchadian 13: 161 (2000) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Flowering stem slender, 20–35 cm tall. Leaf-blade to 30 cm long and 5 mm diam. at base, apex lax. Flowers 10–20, greenish with pink to reddish markings, lightly fragrant, in a loose spike 7–12 cm long; ovary obovoid, to 4 mm long; sepals 6–8 mm long, dorsal sepal ovate, acute, lateral sepals free or shortly united at base, linear-lanceolate, acute, almost parallel; petals linear-lanceolate, 5–7 mm long, projecting forward, apex obtuse. Labellum on a short claw, trullate, 5–6 mm long, pinkish, recurved at right angle near middle, the lower margins incurved and smooth, upper margins crenulate; callus plate brown or green, much raised at the bend, channelled below, apex blunt and short, often wrinkled. Column appendages oblong, blunt, c. 2 mm long, pale green. Flowers Dec.–Feb.
EGU, HNF, MonT, SnM. Apparently confined to sub-alpine meadows and fertile montane woodland in the Mt Cobberas region of eastern Victoria.
Very similar to Prasophyllum frenchii, but differs in its later flowering, sub-alpine habitat, fewer and sparser flowers, the crenulate labellum and the less wrinkled callus.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|