Euphrasia collina subsp. muelleri (Wettst.) W.R.Barker

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 5: 209 (1982) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: endangered (EN); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Plants 9–41 cm high; branches developing at ground-level, usually from a perennating stock, or sometimes a little above ground; glandular hairs absent from branches, leaves, rachis, bracts and calyces, or present in lower parts of plant, sometimes leaves, bracts and calyces scabrous from rigid short coarse eglandular hairs. Upper leaves 5.9–14 mm long, with 1–4 pairs of teeth, base rounded-cuneate to narrowly cuneate. Calyx externally with minute (to c. 0.05 mm long) eglandular hairs; corollas with incidence of yellow spot behind lowest lobe unknown, the lower lobes usually emarginate, rarely shallowly emarginate to ruminate-obtuse, externally with eglandular and sometimes also glandular hairs; anthers 1.4–1.9 mm long, with rear awns 0.15–0.35 mm long. Seeds 0.35–0.8 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Dec.

CVU, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtP, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WPro, Wim. Endemic in Victoria. Formerly widespread in lowland to montane central and western Victoria, but now exceedingly rare through habitat destruction, surviving in heathland and heathy woodland on the Mornington Peninsula and near Jamieson.

Source: Barker, W.R. (1999). Scrophulariaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-16
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Euphrasia collina subsp. muelleri in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Euphrasia collina subsp. muelleri in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales