Epilobium curtisiae P.H.Raven

Bald-seeded Willow-herb

Aliso 5: 249 (1963) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Matted perennial herb with vigorous leafy stolons, often with stems ascending to 15 cm high, lower branches rooting in mud; stems with dense or sparse curved hairs. Leaves opposite on lower stems, alternate near inflorescences, narrow-elliptic to elliptic, 0.5–2.5 cm long, 2–9 mm wide, glabrous but for a few marginal hairs, apex rounded, base tapering, margins with sparse, shallow teeth, often undulate; petiole to 1 mm long. Flowers with or without a few long hairs inside the hypanthium; sepals lanceolate, 2–4 mm long; petals pale purplish-pink, 3.5–7 mm long. Capsule 1–2.5 cm long, with a sparse, close pubescence; pedicel to 3 mm long; seeds 1.3–1.4 mm long, coma absent, pale cellular rim present on adaxial side. Flowers mainly Dec.–Feb.

CVU, EGU, HNF, SnM, VAlp. NSW, Tas. In Victoria confined to alpine and subalpine areas where it grows in moist peaty depressions in grassland, or in temporary shallow pools. .

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 curtisiae in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Epilobium curtisiae in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory