Prasophyllum rostratum Lindl. 1840

Photo by Colin Rowan and his The Retired Aussies Website

Fragrance Part shade cold Spring

Common Name The Beaked Prasophyllum - In Australia The Slaty Leek Orchid

Flower Size .32 to .4" [ 8 to 10 mm]

Found in Tasmania Australia in sedgy and heathy habitats at elevations around 5 to 80 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, rachis 3.2 to 1.8" [8 to 22 cm] long, 10 to 25 flowered inflorescence carrying lightly scented flowers.


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