Prasophyllum elatum

Common name: 

Tall Leek Orchid

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Riverina, Snowfields (BCDEHJNPRSTWXZ) all States except NT

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common south of Darby Saddle in forest, woodland and heath1,2

Flower description:

Green and white, sometimes brownish1


Robust orchid 40-150 cm tall2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has the longest leaf of the Leek-orchids present at the Prom. The leaf is green to dark green-black, fleshy and to 100 cm tall2

Image of Prasophyllum elatum
Image of Prasophyllum elatum
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria