Prasophyllum alpinum R.Br. 1810 Photo by Misha and Colin Rowan and their Retired Aussies Orchid Photo Website

Part shade cold LATESpring THROUGH LATER Summer

Common Name The Alpine Prasophyllum - In Australia The Alpine Leek Orchid

Flower Size .22 to .3" [.55 to .75 cm]

Found in Tasmania in subalpine herbfields, sedgelands and grassy areas at elevations of 650 to 1200 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a stout, short stem carrying a single, stem clasping leaf that blooms in the late spring through later summer on an erect, 5.2 to 16" [13 to 40 cm] long, 5 to 14 flowered inflorescence and carrying non-resupinate, unscented flowers

Synonyms Prasophyllum fuscum var. alpinum (R.Br.) C.Moore & Betche 1893;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing good; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good