Austral. Orchid Review 82: 32, 33 (2017)
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Flowering stem slender, 20–50 cm tall, wholly greenish. Leaf-blade 15–40 cm long, 2–4 mm diam. at base, erect, free for less than half its length, apex senescent at flowering. Flowers fragrant, 10–30, not widely opening, mostly green with a pink labellum, in a moderately dense raceme 3–8 cm long; ovary sessile, obovoid, 4–6 mm long, papillose; sepals 4–6 mm long, dorsal sepal ovate-lanceolate, acute, green with darker streaks, lateral sepals free, linear-lanceolate, parallel to slightly divergent, recurved, green with brownish streaks, apex entire or bidentate; petals oblong, 4–5 mm long, incurved to slightly spreading, green to pink. Labellum sessile, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 4–5 mm long, reflexed at right-angles near middle, lamina pink, rarely white, channelled, proximal margin entire, distal margin crenulate and papillate; callus ovate, 2–2.5 mm long, raised, narrowing distally and extending to just beyond labellum bend, dark or yellowish-green, velvety. Column appendages oblong, to 2 mm long, greenish-white. Flowers Sep.–Oct.
EGU, Gold, GGr, Wim. Also occurs SA. In Victoria, confined to the west between Edenhope, Nhill and Stawell where occurring in heathy woodland and box-ironbark forest on clayey and/or gravelly (often lateritic) soils.
Closely related to the South Australian Prasophyllum fitzgeraldii, but that species has a darker pink to reddish labellum lamina and the callus plate has a different structure.
True Prasophyllum fitzgeraldii, as represented by the type specimen from the Lofty Ranges, S.Aust., in not believed to occur in Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|