Epilobium brunnescens subsp. beaugleholei K.R.West & P.H.Raven

Bog Willow-herb

New Zealand J. Bot. 15: 507 (1977) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Matted, creeping perennial herb; stems rooting at nodes and growing beyond the flowering regions, subglabrous to pubescent with a mixture of close and spreading glandular and non-glandular hairs. Leaves opposite, elliptic or ovate to broadly ovate, 3–14 mm long, 2–7 mm wide, glabrous, slightly glossy, margins entire or with few weakly developed teeth, apex obtuse to acute; petiole 1.5–6 mm long. Flowers with inside of hypanthium glabrous; sepals linear-lanceolate, 3–4 mm long; petals white, 3–5 mm long. Capsule erect, 18–24 mm long, glabrescent; pedicel c. 2–7.5 cm long; seeds 0.9–1.1 mm long, papillose, beaked, comose. Flowers summer.

VAlp. Endemic to Victoria and extremely rare. Apparently confined to moist, moss-covered rocks receiving splash from a subalpine waterfall on the Snowy Range, north of Licola.

3 subspecies, 1 endemic to Victoria, the other 2 endemic to New Zealand.

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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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Epilobium brunnescens subsp. beaugleholei in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Epilobium brunnescens subsp. beaugleholei in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Alps present native

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