National recovery plan for Twenty-five threatened orchid taxa of Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales 2003 - 2007
Coates, F., Jeanes, J. and Pritchard, A.
Department of Sustainability and Environment, Melbourne, 2002
Prasophyllum suttonii R.S. Rogers et B. Rees
Buffalo Leek-orchid, Suttons Leek-orchid
- Conservation status:
- EPBC Act 1999: Not listed
- IUCN (2000): X
- NRE (2000): X
- Endemic to Victoria - Victorian Alps Bioregion (confined to the Mt Buffalo Plateau). Specific population localities are unknown. No precise records exist to indicate its former distribution, but likely to have been a short-range endemic.
Extinct. Former abundance is unknown, but likely to have been naturally rare with extremely small population size.Habitat: Habitat is unknown.
Occurred at Mt Buffalo National Park.
Parks Victoria (Central Victoria Region, Puckapunyal).
Current and potential threats:
Recovery actions undertaken:
- Searches undertaken in January 2002.
Issues specific to recovery:
- The common and widespread taxon, referred to in most of the literature as Prasophyllum suttonii, was recently described as P. alpestre D.L. Jones (Jones 1998).
- Searches have failed to relocate the population, and re-discovery is highly unlikely.
Parks Victoria (Central Victoria Region, Wodonga).
|1. Determine current conservation status|
|1.1 Clarify taxonomy||Completed|
|1.2 Acquire baseline population data||N/A|