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Prasophyllum sp.

A leek orchid at Namadgi National Park

Prasophyllum sp. at Namadgi National Park - 20 Dec 2020
Prasophyllum sp. at Namadgi National Park - 20 Dec 2020
Prasophyllum sp. at Namadgi National Park - 20 Dec 2020
Prasophyllum sp. at Namadgi National Park - 20 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Prasophyllum sp. 6 Feb 2021 MattM
Prasophyllum sphacelatum 20 Dec 2020 MattM

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Author's notes

Only 4-5 flowering plants, but several more leaves present. Early flowering time (December) and somewhat withered leaf tip suggests P. sphacelatum. Given the similarities between P. sphacelatum and P. tadgellianum, I would appreciate a double check for the ID.

3 comments

   6 Jan 2021
Hmm tricky, not sure about these ones
MattM wrote:
   6 Jan 2021
At least one of them was very short with tiny flowers.
   6 Jan 2021
Yeah, maybe leaning toward tadgellianum. I suspect tadgellianum is more common than sphacelatum in our area

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 20 Dec 2020 03:12 PM Recorded on
  • MattM Recorded by

Additional information

  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height
  • True In flower

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