Prasophyllum tadgellianum (R.S.Rogers) R.S.Rogers 1923

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Photo courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussie's Website

Common Name Tadgell's Leek Orchid - The Small Alpine Leek Orchid

Flower Size 1/4" [ 1.2 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania Australia in alpine & sub-alpine grasslands and herb fields at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters, as a samll to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the summer in Australia on an erect, 12" [30 cm] long, 5 to 30 flowered inflorescence with successively opening, lightly scented flowers.

CAUTION Many references cite this species as a synonym of P alpinum, I feel that there are sufficent differences to keep them separate.

Synonyms Prasophyllum alpinum R.Br. 1810; Prasophyllum frenchii var. tadgellianum R.S.Rogers 1922

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