Goldsack's Leek-orchid  |  

Prasophyllum goldsackii

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Goldsack’s Leek-orchid is a small, slender terrestrial orchid that grows 10-30 cm high. It has a single, limp leaf that is coloured red or green at its base. The flowers are green with dark purple edges and tips, and arranged in loose groups of 5-12 flowers. The leaf and stem are glabrous, and arise from a glabrous tuber. The base of the stem is enclosed in fibrous sheaths. The leaf is green, slender and long, often being longer than the raceme.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Prasophyllum goldsackii

    Threats that may be contributing to a decline in habitat quality in these small areas of remnant vegetation include over grazing; weed invasion; trampling and grazing by pest animals such as rabbits; insect damage (Bates and Weber 1990) and a reduction of rainfall due to climate changes.