Gentianella muelleriana (L.G.Adams) Glenny

New Zealand J. Bot. 42: 519 (2004) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Plants normally living for several seasons, flowering once or more; stems 15–25(–30) cm high, sparsely branched, mostly from the base; stem-base becoming robust. Basal leaves sublinear to spathulate, 2–10 cm long, 7–10 mm wide; stem leaves linear to oblanceolate, 10–40 mm long, 4–8 mm wide. Terminal inflorescence loosely to densely subcorymbose, 2–15-flowered; pedicels (1–)2–4(–8) cm long, 0.8–1 mm diam. when fresh; calyx-lobes more or less evenly tapered, (6–)7–9 mm long, acute; corolla white with bluish-green to grey-violet veins, lobes 10–15 mm long; anthers (2–)2.3–3 mm long; ovary 6–12 mm long. Capsule to 20 mm long.

HNF, HSF, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP.

Some specimens are difficult to assign with confidence to subspecies, and identification may be further complicated by the existence of apparent hybrids between Gentianella muelleriana and G. cunninghamii.

4 subspecies, 2 in Victoria.

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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Gentianella muelleriana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Gentianella muelleriana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales