Lysimachia vulgaris var. davurica (Ledeb.) Knuth

Pflanzenr. IV 237 (Heft 22): 304 (1905) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Uncertain

Leaves narrowly lanceolate, 3.5–8 cm long, 6–15 mm wide, glabrous on lower surface or minutely glandular-pubescent toward base, wiith hairs c. 0.1 mm long. Flowers Feb.–Mar. (New South Wales specimens)

Also NSW. Known at MEL by a few pre-1900 Victorian collections from Towong (near Corryong) and the mouth of the Snowy River, but doubtfully still present in this State; presumably introduced but the earliness of collection suggests it may be native. Occurs in or near swamps or beside streams.

Lysimachia salicifolia Benth. nom illeg. (= L. muelleri N. P. Balakr.) was the name used for specimens collected by Mueller. Bentham tentatively distinguished L. salicifolia from L. vulgaris in having the staminal filaments only very shortly connate at the base—a feature which is rather variable within the species and partly dependent on flower maturity. No other specimens identified as Bentham’s L. salicifolia have been collected since Mueller’s 1855 collection.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Primulaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-13
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Lysimachia vulgaris var. davurica in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lysimachia vulgaris var. davurica in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands extinct uncertain

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New South Wales