Prasophyllum subbisectum Nicholls

Victorian Naturalist 53: 72, 73, figs A-H (1936) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: endangered (EN); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Flowering stem 15–30 cm tall. Leaf-blade to 15 cm long, 2–3 mm diam. at base, apex senescent at flowering. Flowers greenish brown to brown, 7–15(–20) in a loose raceme; ovary obovoid, shortly pedicellate; sepals 5–8 mm long, dorsal sepal ovate-lanceolate, decurved, lateral sepals free or fused at base, narrow-lanceolate, erect or recurved, more or less parallel, margins incurved; petals linear, 5–6 mm long, acute. Labellum ovate, 4–5 mm long, shortly clawed, reflexed at right angles near middle, base pouched, lamina narrow, greenish or pinkish, margins entire, callus plate hardly raised, greenish to purple-brown, deeply channelled. Column appendages linear-oblong, 1.5 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

Gold, GGr, Wim. Apparently endemic in Victoria. A poorly known species apparently confined to woodlands in the Ararat/Pomonal/Deep Lead area of western Victoria.

Endemic to Victoria and probably endangered.

Source: Bates, R.J. (1994). Prasophyllum. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2016-11-11
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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 subbisectum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Prasophyllum subbisectum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native

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