Gentianella cunninghamii (L.G.Adams) Glenny

New Zealand J. Bot. 42: 518 (2004) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Plants living for 1–few seasons, but apparently flowering only once (monocarpic); stems (10–)25–55 cm high, simple or few-branched from near the base; stem-base short. Basal leaves linear-oblanceolate to oblanceolate, obtuse to subacute; stem leaves linear to narrowly oblanceolate. Terminal inflorescence usually rather densely subcorymbose, rarely lax, (3–)7–12(–15)-flowered; pedicels (1–)2–5(–6) cm long, 0.8–1 mm diam. when fresh; calyx-lobes linear-subulate, acute, margins (and sometimes surfaces) minutely papillose-scabrous; corolla white with grey-violet veins; anthers 2(–3) mm long; ovary 10–12 mm long. Capsule 15–25 mm long.

HNF, MonT, SnM, VAlp.

See note under Gentianella muelleriana.

2 subspecies, both in Victoria.

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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Gentianella cunninghamii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Gentianella cunninghamii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory