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Prasophyllum campestre R.J.Bates & D.L.Jones
Family Orchidaceae
Prasophyllum campestre R.J.Bates & D.L.Jones APNI*

Description: Terrestrial herb, 30–40 cm high.

Leaf 8–35 cm long.

Inflorescence 10–20-flowered, widely spaced. Flowers greenish with red, purplish, brown or white tints, intensely fragrant. Dorsal sepal lanceolate, 8–12 mm long, c. 3 mm wide. Lateral sepals linear-lanceolate, 7–10 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide, free to base, tips widely divergent and often with a small tooth c. 1 mm from apex. Lateral petals linear, widely spreading, 7–11 mm long, c. 1.1 mm wide. Labellum sessile; lamina 6–9 mm long, 3.5–4 mm wide, ovate-lanceolate in outline when flattened, obliquely erect in proximal half, reflexed at right angle near middle, not usually protruding between the lateral sepals, with entire margins proximally, shallowly folded and slightly crenulate distally. Callus 4.5–5.5 mm long, c. 2 mm wide, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, greenish, fleshy, becoming increasingly raised distal to the bend, extending 3/4 of the way to the apex.

Capsule obovoid, c. 8 mm long, c. 5 mm wide, yellow-green.


Flowering: September–October

Distribution and occurrence: Inland districts, west to the Darling R.

Grows in fertile water-retentive soils in semi-arid grassland and woodland.
NSW subdivisions: ?NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
AVH map***

Text by P. Bernhardt & R. R. Rowe, updated by P.H. Weston (5 Dec 2007)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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