Prasophyllum elatum R.Br. 1810

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Flower closeup Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies WEbsite


Common Name The Elegant Prasophyllum - Tall Leek Orchid

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia where it grows in heathlands, heathy woodlands and open forests, in well drained sandy to clay loams at elevations of sea level to 300 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, to 5' [150 cm] tall, 10 to 60 flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers occuring in the spring and early summer.

Synonyms Prasophyllum australe Lindl. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide