Prasophyllum robustum (Nicholls) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1989

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Part shade cold Spring

Common Name The Robust Prasophyllum - In Australia The Knocklofty Leek Orchid

Flower Size .24 to .32" [6 to 8 mm]

Found in Tasmania Australia in tall eucalypt forests at elevations around 10 to 40 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 16 to 44" [40 to 110 cm] long, rachis 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, 15 to 30 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Prasophyllum patens var. robustum Nicholls 1940

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good