Prasophyllum chasmogamum R.J.Bates & D.L.Jones 1991

Flower CloseupPhotos by Colin & Mischa Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Fragrant Part Shade Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Yawning Prasophyllum - The Sale Leek Orchid

Flower Size .64 to .88" [1.6 to 2.2 cm]

Found in Victoria Australia in seasonally wet grasslands and grassy woodlands at elevations of 20 to 100 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, erect, apically suberect, withered at blooming leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, slender to stout, 12 t o22" [30 to 55 cm] long overall, rachis 2.8 top 8" [7 to 20 cm] long, 15 to 30 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

This taxon was formerly included in Prasophyllum pyriforme, but that species has fused lateral sepals, slightly later flowering period and favours drier forest habitats.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones photo fide;