Bellardia latifolia (L.) Cuatrec.

Trab. Mus. Ci. Nat. Barcelona 12: 428 (1929)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Slender erect annual 5–30 cm high, covered by soft glandular and stiff eglandular hairs. Leaves opposite, ovate to broad-ovate, 3–15 mm long, 2–7 mm wide, margins toothed, upper leaves with 2 or rarely 3 pairs of teeth. Racemes dense, with few-many subsessile flowers. Calyx 6–7 mm long, elongating to 8–10 mm long in fruit, ribbed; corolla 8–10 mm long, persistent in fruit, red-purple with the inner face of the lobes pink (very rarely white throughout), with a slender tube and very short narrow upper and lower lips; anthers yellow. Capsule narrow-ovoid to ellipsoid, 6–7 mm long, glabrous Flowers Sep.–Dec.

*CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *GGr, *HNF, *HSF, *LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *NIS, *OtP, *OtR, *Strz, *VAlp, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, ACT, Tas., New Zealand. Native to Mediterranean region. Widespread weed of pasture and sometimes native bushland, usually in seasonally moist sites.

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 (as Parentucellia latifolia (L.) Caruel).
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2018-02-20
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Orobanchaceae
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Bellardia latifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Bellardia latifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Otway Ranges present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised
Victorian Alps present naturalised