Mignonette Leek-orchid  |  

Prasophyllum morganii

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Cobungra Leek-orchid; Dense Leek-orchid

The Mignonette Leek-orchid is a small terrestrial herb with a single leaf 120-200 mm in length and 3-5 mm in width, reddish at the base that stands erect but is usually withered by the time the species flowers. A single green to reddish flower stem, up to 250 mm high, holds a densely crowded 50-80 flowers. Flowers are flattened in appearance, 8-9 mm in width, 7-8 mm in length and green with tones or stripes of dark purple. The labellum is reflexed and has irregular crinkling along the edges. The flowers are sweetly scented.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Prasophyllum morganii

    Too frequent fire may pose a threat by altering the habitat; removing organic surface materials and negatively impacting pollinators and mycorrhizal agents.