Prasophyllum frenchii F.Muell. 1889

In situ Victoria Australia Photos by Colin & Mischa Rowan and their Retired Aussies Orchid Photo Website

Fragrance Part shade cold Spring

Common Name French's Prasophyllum - In Australia The Maroon Leek Orchid

Flower Size .32 to .44" [.8 to 1.1 cm]

Found in Victoria and South Australia in grassland, heathland and grassy to heathy forests at elevations of 5 to 650 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, stem clasping leaf that blooms in spring on an erect, 19.2 to 30" [48 to 75 cm] long, 20 to 65 flowered inflorescence and carrying non-resupinate, scented flowers

Synonyms Prasophyllum hartii R.S.Rogers 1927

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

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