Euphrasia caudata (J.H.Willis) W.R.Barker

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 5: 265 (1982) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect annual herb, 7.5–40 cm high; branches developed in consecutive stem nodes, the oldest in basal parts; glandular hairs and coarse, short eglandular hairs on branches, leaves, rachises, bracts and calyces. Upper stem leaves ovate to elliptic, 6–36 mm long, 1.7–9.5 mm wide, pinnatifid, with 2–5 pairs of teeth, apical tooth 2–15 mm long, base rounded to rounded-cuneate. Racemes 10–32-flowered. Calyx 3.8–9.5 mm long; corolla 9.0–19.0 mm long, usually violet to mauve to pink rarely paler or white, not striated; anthers 1.2–2.1 mm long, with area about connectives sparsely to densely eglandular hairy. Capsule 5.2–9.5 mm long, upper part setose. Flowers Dec.–Mar.

GipP, HNF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. In Victoria confined to Sphagnum swamps, streams or other damp situations in subalpine woodlands and grasslands east of Omeo with an old outlying record from near Mt Wellington.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Orobanchaceae
genus Euphrasia
Higher taxa


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

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory