Bellardia viscosa (L.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey

Index Seminum (St. Petersburg) 2: 4 (1836)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect viscid annual 10–70 cm high, covered by soft glandular and stiff eglandular hairs. Leaves opposite below, often alternate in upper parts, narrow-ovate to elliptic, 10–42 mm long, 3–12 mm wide, apex acute, base rounded, margins toothed, upper leaves with about 6–10 pairs of teeth. Racemes dense with many subsessile flowers, elongating slightly in fruit. Calyx 10–17 mm long, finely ribbed; corolla 15–24 mm long, yellow, not persistent in fruit; anthers yellow. Capsule narrow-ovoid, 11–18 mm long, densely eglandular-strigose. Flowers Nov.–Jan.

*Brid, *CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *GGr, *HNF, *HSF, *OtP, *OtR, *Strz, *VAlp, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP, *WPro, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, Tas., New Zealand. Native to Mediterranean region. Locally common weed of cooler, well-watered areas in southern and western Victoria.

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 (as Parentucellia viscosa (L.) Caruel).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2021-01-13
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Orobanchaceae
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Bellardia viscosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Bellardia viscosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present naturalised
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Bridgewater present introduced
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Wilsons Promontory present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Otway Ranges present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised
Victorian Alps present naturalised