Golfers Leek-orchid  |  

Prasophyllum incorrectum

Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The Golfers Leek-orchid is a small terrestrial orchid. It produces a dark green leaf growing to 30 cm in length with a purple base. The species has a narrow, uncrowded spike of 5-10 cm in length, from which 10-20 reddish-brown fragrant and wide opening flowers grow. Flowers are 1.2-1.5 cm in length and 0.7-0.9 cm in width. Lateral sepals are partly joined throughout or free, petals are 7-9 mm in length, 1-1.2 mm in width and upswept to widely spreading. The labellum has entire or slightly irregular margins, is shortly stalked and abruptly recurved at a right angle. Its apex reaches the lateral sepals or protrudes through them. The labellum has a green callus that extends nearly to the tip.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Listing Advices, Prasophyllum incorrectum

    Remaining populations of Golfers Leek orchids are subject to a number of potential threats; including inappropriate grazing and slashing regimes; inappropriate fire regimes; use of recycled effluent for irrigation purposes; use of herbicides and fertilisers; competition from exotic pasture and invasion by weeds.