Bupleurum rotundifolium L.

Hare's Ear

Sp. Pl. 1: 236 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual to 80 cm high. Lower leaves elliptic to oblong, 3–6.5 cm long, obtuse and mucronate; upper leaves ovate to orbicular, perfoliate, obtuse and mucronate, with numerous veins. Inflorescence much-branched; involucral bracts absent; rays (3–)5–10, unequal, filiform; umbellules usually 8–12-flowered; bracteoles 5–6, elliptic to ovate, 5–9-veined, acuminate to cuspidate, exceeding flowers. Fruit elliptic to broadly elliptic, 2.8–3.7 mm long, mericarps smooth; carpophore undivided, not persistent. Flowers spring–summer.

Collected from the Lower Loddon River area and the Melbourne suburb of Glenhuntly but not persisting at either site.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-06-14
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-08
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Apiaceae
genus Bupleurum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Bupleurum rotundifolium in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Bupleurum rotundifolium in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Fans extinct introduced
Gippsland Plain extinct introduced

State distribution

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New South Wales