Leek Orchids

Prasophyllum Alliance


Genoplesium nudum
 
Genoplesium pumilum
 
Prasophyllum colensoi
 
Prasophyllum hectorii
Leek Orchid
Genoplesium nudum
Mangakahu Valley Rd - Ongarue
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers January - May
Found under open scrub and on poor
damp soils, sometimes in sphagnum
swamps. Has up to 25 small dark red
flowers.


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Leek Orchid
Genoplesium pumilum
Albany Scenic Reserve
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers March - May
Found on poor clay soils in the upper
South Island, and from Taupo northward.
Has up to 30 small yellowish-green
flowers.


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Common Leek Orchid
Prasophyllum colensoi
Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers October - February
Common in high country tussock,
grassland, and sub-alpine herbfields.
Has 5 to 20 reddish-brown to yellow-green
flowers.


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Swamp Leek Orchid
Prasophyllum hectorii
Volcanic Plateau
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers December - February
Found in the Central North Island,
Coromandel, and the Far North.
Grows only in wetlands, sometimes in
open water. Local and rare.


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Prasophyllum A
 
Leek Orchid
Prasophyllum "A"
Dawson Falls - Mt Taranaki
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers December - January
Resembles and grows in the same habitat
as P colensoi, but the column wings are
as long or longer than the anther. The
status of this species is unclear.


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Prasophyllum B
 
Leek Orchid
Prasophyllum "B"
Horopito - Mt Ruapehu
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers January - February
An undescribed species with very long,
well separated lateral sepals. Grows in
very moist soils, and occasionally shallow
water.


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