Euphrasia lasianthera W.R.Barker

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 5: 250 (1982) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Perennial herb or subshrub, 10–35 cm high; branches erect, ascending or decumbent, arising from ground-level, unbranched above; glandular hairs moderately dense to dense on branches, leaves, bracts and calyx teeth. Upper leaves with 1–7 pairs of teeth, base truncate to rounded-cuneate, with margins somewhat amplexicaul. Calyx 5.5–9 mm long; corolla 10–15 mm long along upper side, white to pale lilac to deep pink, with yellow blotch absent from lower lip, but two prominent yellow patches in open mouth at base of anterior filaments, and 3–5 usually conspicuous red-purple longitudinal striations on each lobe; anthers 1.9–2.7 mm long, the area about the connectives densely eglandular hairy. Capsule 7.5–13 mm long, with setae restricted or extensive around apex. Flowers Nov.–Feb.

HNF, HSF, VAlp. Endemic in Victoria. Confined to a small dissected highland region bounded by Mts Buller, Speculation, Arbuckle and Howitt. On mountain sides, plateaus and summits in grassy areas within alpine herbfield, grassland and heath, and subalpine Eucalyptus pauciflora woodland, rarely in taller forests.

Hybrids with E. collina subsp. paludosa occur in disturbed habitats around the Macalister River headwaters.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Orobanchaceae
genus Euphrasia
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Euphrasia lasianthera in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Euphrasia lasianthera in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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