Prasophyllum flavum R.Br. 1810

Plant Ensitu

Photo by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussie's Website


Common Name The Yellow Prasophyllum - The Yellow Leek Orchid

Flower Size 2/5" " [1 cm]

Found in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria Australia in mountain areas of Victoria at elevations of 30 to 1100 meters , in tall wet forests, as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an ovoid tuber giving rise to an erect stem enveloped by a single attached below on the stem to just below the inflorescence and then stiffly and shortly free, purplish leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer in Australia on a 3' [90 cm] long, 8 to 50 flowered inflorescence with successively opening, moderately crowded flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide