Pretty Leek-orchid  |  

Prasophyllum pulchellum

Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The Pretty Leek-orchid is a deciduous terrestrial herb, with inflorescence growing 12-30 cm tall. Light reddish-brown and white flowers are dispersed over the stem, and 5.5-7 mm long by 5.5-7 mm wide. The tips of sepals are warty, and the labellum is crinkled along the edges. Flowers may hang up-side down on the flower spike that is slightly fragrant. Leaves are approximately 10 cm long and reddish at the base.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Prasophyllum pulchellum

    Fire Fire known current The pretty leek orchid is threatened by frequency infrequent fire events.