Epilobium billardiereanum Ser.

in DC., Prodr., 3, 41 (1828)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect perennial herb 0.2-1 m high, with numerous leafy stolons from base; stems exfoliating and often woody near base, covered with fine appressed hairs often mixed with glandular and non-glandular hairs in flowering regions. Leaves opposite on lower stems, alternate near inflorescences, linear to ovate, 0.5–4 cm long, 0.2–1.8 cm wide, variously toothed, almost glabrous to pubescent; petiole 0–2 mm long. Inflorescences erect. Flowers usually with a ring of long hairs inside the hypanthium; sepals linear-lanceolate, 3–7 mm long; petals white or purplish-pink, 3–13 mm long. Capsule 3–7.5 cm long, closely pubescent, often also with a mixture of glandular or erect hairs; pedicel to 2 cm long; seeds 0.7–1.1 mm long, papillose, comose.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, RobP, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim.

4 subspecies, all occurring in Victoria.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2018-06-08
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-09-05
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Epilobium billardiereanum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Epilobium billardiereanum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
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Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native