Prasophyllum uvidulum D.L.Jones & D.T.Rouse

Orchadian 16: 249 (2009) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Flowering stem 20–35 cm tall. Leaf-blade to 20 cm long, 2–3 mm diam. at base, pale to dark green, apex lax, often withered at flowering. Flowers 12–25, fragrant, pale green with reddish markings, subsessile in an open spike 8–12 cm long; ovary obovoid, 4–5 mm long, green with reddish ridges, about 30 deg. to the rachis; sepals 6–9 mm long, dorsal sepal ovate-lanceolate, lateral sepals free, linear-lanceolate, nearly parallel, erect to slightly recurved distally; petals 6–7 mm long, linear to linear-lanceolate, apex subacute. Labellum ovate, 6–7 mm long, white, pinkish or mauve, recurved at right angles just past the middle; base not pouched, margins flared, entire or slightly irregular; apex triangular, acute, margins slightly irregular; callus plate much-raised, narrowly channelled, extending about half way to labellum apex, dark green, shiny. Column appendages linear-oblong, c. 2 mm long, obtuse. Flowers Dec.–Jan.

HNF, NIS. Known from a single locality near Shelley in north-eastern Victoria where found in moist seepage areas among grass in tall montane forest. Soil is a heavy grey-brown clay loam.

Prasophyllum uvidulum is known from a single colony of about 20 plants and must be regarded as critically endangered.

Created by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-03-24
Updated by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-03-24
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Orchidaceae
genus Prasophyllum
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Prasophyllum uvidulum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Prasophyllum uvidulum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory