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

New Taxa Austral. Orch. (Austral. Orchid Res.) 5: 145 (2006) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Flowering stem slender, 20–35 cm tall. Leaf-blade to 12 cm long, 2–3 mm diam. at base, apex suberect. Flowers 12–30, yellowish green to reddish or brownish, fragrant, in a spike 7–12 cm long; ovary obovoid, 4–6 mm long; sepals 7–10 mm long, dorsal sepal ovate-lanceolate, lateral sepals free or joined near base, linear-lanceolate, straight or recurved distally, parallel to slightly divergent; petals linear, 6.5–8 mm long. Labellum subsessile, porrect, 6.5–8 mm long, recurved at about right angles near middle, lamina pink, reddish or white, margins entire or slightly irregular; callus plate prominently raised, green or reddish, broad at base then tapered, extending almost to the labellum apex. Column appendages linear, c. 2.2 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Dec.

OtP. Apparently endemic to Victoria where confined to the Otway Ranges and adjacent coastal areas between Anglesea and Princetown. Grows in dense shrubby or heathy forest on well-drained sandy soils.

Flowering in this species is stimulated dramatically by summer fires.

Created by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-04-02
Updated by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-04-02
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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 barnettii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Prasophyllum barnettii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Otway Plain present native

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