OrchidPrasophyllum canaliculatum   

1 Channelled leek orchid at Paddys River, ACT

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Prasophyllum canaliculatum at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Jan 2018
Prasophyllum canaliculatum at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Jan 2018
Prasophyllum canaliculatum at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Jan 2018
Prasophyllum canaliculatum at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Jan 2018
Prasophyllum canaliculatum at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Jan 2018
Prasophyllum canaliculatum at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Jan 2018
Prasophyllum canaliculatum at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Jan 2018

Identification history

Orchid Prasophyllum canaliculatum 13 Jan 2018 TonyWoodFounding Explorer - TonyWood joined us in 2014!
Orchid Prasophyllum sphacelatum 13 Jan 2018 GlenRyanSignificant Sighting - GlenRyan has made a recognised, significant sighting!

Author's notes

Small number of leek orchids growing in sub-alpine bog at this location (about 15 in total still flowering) with a lot of variation in flowers. I've posted the main variations here as separate sightings (with the abundance number on each sighting reflecting the number of the particular variation). I've only gone with P. sphacelatum as there was no Prasophyllum sp in the list to choose ;) All of the plants in flower had no leaves or withered leaves - so I thought P. sphacelatum rather than P. tadgellianum. Other option might be P. canaliculatum I guess - as location is similar. Interested to see what the experts think! Glen

2 comments

TonyWoodFounding Explorer - TonyWood joined us in 2014! wrote:
   13 Jan 2018
Given the location this would be P. canaliculatum. The colour tends to be either quite pale (as here) or a reddish brown. P. sphacelatum and P. tadgellianum tend to have fused lateral sepals.
GlenRyanSignificant Sighting - GlenRyan has made a recognised, significant sighting! wrote:
   13 Jan 2018
Thanks Tony - I posted a few variations ... I'm guessing they might all be the same then ;) Cheers Glen

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Location information

Species information

  • Highly sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened

Sighting information

  • 4 Abundance
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  • 13 Jan 2018 Recorded on
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