Euphrasia collina subsp. speciosa (R.Br.) W.R.Barker

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 5: 215 (1982) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: extinct (x)

Plants 15–50 cm high; branches developing at ground-level; glandular hairs present on branches, leaves, rachis, bracts and calyces. Upper leaves 4.8–17 mm long, with 2–8 pairs of teeth, base rounded to cuneate. Calyx externally with glandular (and sometimes a few eglandular) hairs (0.05–)0.1–0.2 mm long; corollas with yellow spot behind lowest lobe possibly always lacking, the lower lobes usually obuse to truncate, sometimes emarginate, externally with eglandular and glandular hairs; anthers 1.3–2.2 mm long, with rear awns 0.1–0.25 mm long. Seeds 0.4–1.0 mm long. Flowers Oct.

Also NSW. Apparently extinct in Victoria, represented at MEL by a few old specimens from between Ballarat and Heathcote, but more recently (1999) collected from near Mount Timbertop near Mansfield where it was growing in subalpine dry grassy woodland on shallow soil derived from mudstone.

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.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-16
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Euphrasia collina subsp. speciosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Euphrasia collina subsp. speciosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain extinct native
Goldfields extinct native
Central Victorian Uplands extinct native
Highlands-Northern Fall extinct native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory