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OrchidPrasophyllum sphacelatum

1 Subalpine leek orchid at Kosciuszko National Park

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Prasophyllum sphacelatum at Kosciuszko National Park - 3 Jan 2019
Prasophyllum sphacelatum at Kosciuszko National Park - 3 Jan 2019

Identification history

Orchid Prasophyllum sphacelatum 14 Jan 2019 TobiasHayashi
Orchid Prasophyllum sphacelatum 12 Jan 2019 JackieMiles

Author's notes

Plant a bit over 30cm high. After consulting David Jones' paper describing this and tadgellianum, I think this plant is sphacelatum due to the sparser flowers. I didn't think to measure flower size, but these 2 plants seemed to have fewer, sparser flowers than any of the many tadgellianum I encountered.

1 comment

   14 Jan 2019
I'd agree, looks like P sphacelatum.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 3 Jan 2019 12:57 PM Recorded on
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