Prasophyllum brevilabre (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1858

Plants and Flowers in situ Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun ColdSpringEARLY

Common Name The Short-Lipped Prasophyllum - The Short-Lipped Leek Orchid

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New South Wales, ACT, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania Australia in foressed and heathy habitats at elevations of 10 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an often blackish leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on an erect, 8 to 20" [20 to 50 cm] long, 8 to 22 flowered inflorescence with well spaced to crowded, unscented flowers

Synonyms Prasophyllum lutescens var. brevilabre Lindl. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 2 1999 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good