Epilobium gunnianum Hausskn.

Gunn's Willow-herb

Oesterr. Bot. Z. 29: 149 (1879) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect perennial herb 7.5–80 cm high, with numerous leafy stolons from base; stems with a dense covering of curved hairs and with raised lines decurrent from leaf-bases. Leaves opposite on lower stems, alternate near inflorescences, often crowded, ovate to narrowly elliptic or elliptic, 1–6 cm long, 2–20 mm wide, margins with dense shallow teeth, often undulate, base tapering or more or less cordate; petiole 1–3 mm long. Flowers with a conspicuous ring of long hairs inside the hypanthium; sepals lanceolate, 4–7 mm long; petals usually purplish-pink, sometimes pale pink or white, 5.5–17 mm long. Capsule 3.5–7.5 cm long, with a close pubescence of glandular and non-glandular hairs; pedicel 0.3–1.5 cm long; seeds 1–1.4 mm long, smooth to papillose, comose, pale cellular rim present on adaxial side. Flowers mainly Nov.–Apr.

CVU, EGL, EGU, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW, Tas. New Zealand. Apparently confined to eastern Victoria where found in damp situations along streams and in bogs, usually at high altitudes. .

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Onagraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Onagraceae
genus Epilobium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Epilobium gunnianum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Epilobium gunnianum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory