Prasophyllum ovale Lindl. 1840 Photo by Colin & Misha Rowan and their Retired Aussies Orchid Photo Website

Part shade cold LATEWinter EARLY Summer

Common Name The Oval Prasophyllum - In Australia The Little Leek Orchid

Flower Size .2 to .32" [.5 to .8 cm]

Found in Western Australia on swamp margins, in depressions and on rock outcrops at elevations of 100 to 350 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, stem clasping leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 10 to 20.4" [25 to 52 cm] long, 10 to 35 flowered inflorescence and carrying non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Prasophyllum attenuatum Fitzg. 1885; Prasophyllum ovale var. triglochin Rchb.f. 1871

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as P ovale var triglochim drawing ok; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as P attenuatum drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo ok