Common name: Green Leek-orchid
Prasophyllum lindleyanum Rchb.f. APNI*
Synonyms: Prasophyllum brainei R.S.Rogers APNI*
Description: Terrestrial herb, 10–35 cm high.
Leaf to c. 30 cm long.
Inflorescence 10–20-flowered, sparse. Flowers pallid green, fragrant. Dorsal sepal ovate to lanceolate, 5–7 mm long, apex acute, often recurved, upper surface ± concave; ± at right angles to ovary. Lateral sepals free, lanceolate but with margins inrolled and appearing narrow, 6–8 mm long, subulate, rarely 2-toothed, spreading in same plane as ovary but divergent. Lateral petals narrow-oblong or lanceolate, c. 5 mm long, ± acute, margins pale, centre slightly ridged, spreading or incurved. Labellum sessile, ovate, 6–8 mm long, white, often tinted pink, recurved, pubescent with incurved ciliate margins.
Flowering: September–November; flowering more regularly following fires or mowing.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath and open woodland, on fertile soils; possibly in the far south coast, reported from Green Cape.
NSW subdivisions: ?SC
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by P. Bernhardt & R. R. Rowe
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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