Fitzgerald’s Leek-orchid by LeeoPhotography

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Fitzgerald’s Leek-orchid – Prasophyllum fitzgeraldii.

I went looking for this orchid yesterday & was so pleased to find it. I wasn’t expecting it to be all twisted though!

Photographed on the edge of a path on Mt Barker Summit in the Adelaide Hills.

Prasophyllum fitzgeraldii is listed as a threatened species by the Department of Environment & Heritage.

It is listed as ‘Extremely Restricted’ in the AMLR – Adelaide & Mount Lofty Region:

“Conservation Significance
The AMLR distribution is disjunct, isolated from other extant occurrences within SA. Within the AMLR the species’ relative area of occupancy is classified as ‘Extremely Restricted’.”

Sadly this orchid is also under treat by the Mount Barker Councils plans for development of Mount Barker Summit – which includs the upgrading of paths – which this treatened species was photographed on the edge of.

Leeo Photography showcases imagery from the beautiful Adelaide Hills in South Australia.

Photography is my passion & my main subject is nature. I am particularly drawn to photographing landscapes, misty mornings, native orchids, nature macros and our wildlife, as well as creating unique artworks using digital enhancement techniques.

I live in the beautiful Adelaide Hills in South Australia and am extremely passionate about capturing the inspiring scenery that is to be found here.

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  • Rosie Appleton
    Rosie Appletonover 5 years ago

    What lovely colours Lee… interesting shape too :-)

  • Paul Piko
    Paul Pikoover 5 years ago

    That twist looks odd! Great looking blooms, nice find!

  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldover 5 years ago

    Wow, what a terrific find Lee, you must have had your “orchid spotting eyes” on yesterday. Fabulous and a new one for the list!

  • Give me a bell & I’ll explain where it is if you like – it should be pretty easy to find :)

    – LeeoPhotography

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldover 5 years ago

    Amazing find,well done,Lee.

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondover 5 years ago

    This is a different speciman. Fab find Lee

  • Colin12
    Colin12over 5 years ago

    More great fuel for your fight Lee

  • Thanks Colin. That’s exactly what I was thinking : )

    – LeeoPhotography

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 4 years ago

    A lovely delicate find

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 4 years ago

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