Prasophyllum giganteum Lindl. 1840 Photos by Colin & Mischa Rowan and their Retired Aussies Orchid Photo Website

Part shade cold LATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Giant Prasophyllum - In Australia The Bronze Leek Orchid

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in southwest Western Australia in swamps and seasonally wet areas at elevations of 5 to 100 meters as a medium to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, stem clasping leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 19.8 to 48" [49 to 120 cm] long, 20 to 60 flowered inflorescence and carrying non-resupinate, strongly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Prasophyllum grimwadeanum Nicholls 1948

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as P grimwadeanum drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good