OrchidPrasophyllum canaliculatum   

Channelled leek orchid at Namadgi National Park

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. Pinker form than 3388984 - could only find one. 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 (other variations at 3388984 and 3388986 and 3388988 and 3388989)

2 comments

TonyWood wrote:
   13 Jan 2018
Glen, this is a known site for this endangered orchid, so your observations are very useful. It appears to be flowering reasonably well this year.
GlenRyan wrote:
   13 Jan 2018
Thanks Tony - yep looking good this year!

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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