Prasophyllum gilgai D.L.Jones & D.T.Rouse 2006 Photo by Dean Rouse and The Vicflora Website

Fragrant Part Shade Cold LATE Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Gilgai Prasophyllum [A gilgai is a small, ephemeral lake formed from a depression in the soil surface in expanding clay soils. Additionally, the term "gilgai" is used to refer to the overall micro-relief in such areas, consisting of mounds and depressions, not just the lakes themselves] - The Chesney Leek Orchid

Flower Size .6 to .68" [1.5 to 1.7 cm]

Found in Victoria Australia in seasonally inundated depressions [gilgai] in disturbed woodlands at elevations of about 150 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the spring on an ereect, 12 to 18" [30 to 45 cm,] long overall, rachis 2 to 4.8" [5 to 12 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.


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