OrchidPrasophyllum canaliculatum   

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. This darker flower was the biggest variation in both colour and flower shape. I could only find one of these plants growing in the middle of the lighter forms. 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 (on all of them) 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

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 13 Jan 2018 Recorded on
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