Prasophyllum odoratissimum D.L.Jones 1996Photography by R Randal & H Winfield . Image used with the permission of the Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Environment and Conservation ( Accessed on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 and The Flora Base Website

Part shade cold LATE WinterMIDSpring

Common Name The Most Fragrant Prasophyllum - In Australia The Most Fragrant Orchid

Flower Size .5 to .6" [1.2 to 1.5 cm]

Found in southwest Western Australia in dense low heathon coastal bluffs and headlands and in coastal scrub on stabilized dunes at elevations of 5 to 100 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, stem clasping leaf that blooms in the later winter through mid spring on an erect, 10.4 to 20" [26 to 50 cm] long, 12 to 15 flowered inflorescence and carrying non-resupinate, strongly fragrant flowers


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