Prasophyllum occidentale R.S.Rogers 1908 Photo courtesy of Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website

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Common Name The Western Prasophyllum - Plains Leek Orchid

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Victoria and South Australia at elevations around 20 to 500 meters in grasslands, grassy forests and shrublands as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that flowers on an erect, to 18" [to 45 cm] long, several to many [8 to 15] flowered racmose inflorescence with fragrant flowers occuring in the late winter and spring.

Synonyms Prasophyllum fuscum var. occidentale J.Z.Weber & R.J.Bates 1978

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

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