Prasophyllum robustum (Nicholls) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1995 (Kirkpatrick & Gilfedder, 1999:23).


"The species was originally described from the Smithton area in 1940. It was thought to be extinct due to agricultural development until a small population was rediscovered in 1995 in the Latrobe area where it grew on brown loam in grassy/shrubby browntopped stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) forest."

(Kirkpatrick & Gilfedder, 1999:23)



Tasmania, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Clements, Mark A. and Jones, David L. (2019). Notes on Australasian Orchids 5: Paraprasophyllum, a new genus in Prasophyllinae (Diurideae). Australian Orchid Review 84(5): 25-38 [37].

Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990). Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series 11: 1-650.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Kirkpatrick, J. B. and Gilfedder, L. A. (1999). Threatened plant species in your bush (Kit 5). In: Tasmanian bushcare toolkit. Hobart: Department of Primary Industries Water and Environment.

Orchadian 18(12): 565 (2017).

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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