Epilobium billardiereanum subsp. intermedium P.H.Raven & Engelhorn

New Zealand J. Bot. 9: 348 (1971)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Stems often branched, upper parts with erect glandular and non-glandular hairs or a close pubescence. Leaves mostly lanceolate, 4–12 mm wide, margins often undulate. Flowers white or pale purplish-pink.  Flowers mainly Nov.–Mar.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HSF, LoM, NIS, OtP, VVP, WaP, Wim. WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Scattered across southern Victoria, mostly in damp places and at low altitudes.

This taxon has probably arisen from hybridisation between Epilobium billardiereanum subsp. billardiereanum and subsp. cinereum and is as common as either subspecies in low altitude parts of southern Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria where it sometimes forms large populations of quite uniform morphology.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2018-06-08
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-09-05
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Epilobium billardiereanum subsp. intermedium in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Epilobium billardiereanum subsp. intermedium in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native