Prasophyllum stygium D.L.Jones & D.T.Rouse 2017Photos by By Dean Rouse - Own work, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0, and The VicFlora Website

Fragrant Part Shade Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Styx Prasophyllum - The Elfin Leek Orchid

Flower Size

Found in western Victoria Australia in woodlands in rocky brown clay soils as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, erect leaf that is apically reddish at flowering occuring in the spring on an erect, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long overall, rachis 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

"Closely related to the South Australian Prasophyllum fitzgeraldii, but that species has a darker pink to reddish labellum lamina and the callus plate has a different structure. True Prasophyllum fitzgeraldii, as represented by the type specimen from the Lofty Ranges, S.Aust., in not believed to occur in Victoria." The VicFlora Website


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;