OrchidPrasophyllum canaliculatum   

1 Channelled leek orchid at Namadgi National Park

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Prasophyllum canaliculatum at Namadgi National Park - 13 Jan 2018
Prasophyllum canaliculatum at Namadgi National Park - 13 Jan 2018
Prasophyllum canaliculatum at Namadgi National Park - 13 Jan 2018
Prasophyllum canaliculatum at Namadgi National Park - 13 Jan 2018
Prasophyllum canaliculatum at Namadgi National Park - 13 Jan 2018
Prasophyllum canaliculatum at Namadgi National Park - 13 Jan 2018
Prasophyllum canaliculatum at Namadgi National Park - 13 Jan 2018

Identification history

Orchid Prasophyllum canaliculatum 13 Jan 2018 TonyWood
Orchid Prasophyllum sphacelatum 13 Jan 2018 GlenRyan

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

TonyWood 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.
GlenRyan 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

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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