Gentianella bawbawensis (L.G.Adams) Glenny

New Zealand J. Bot. 42: 518 (2004) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Plants probably living for several seasons and flowering more than once; stems 5–15 cm high, unbranched or sparingly branched from the base; stem-base becoming moderately robust. Basal leaves ovate to oblanceolate, shortly petiolate, 1–2 cm long, c. 5 mm wide; stem leaves oblanceolate to lanceolate, the uppermost sessile, to c. 1 cm long, 3 mm wide. Terminal inflorescence rather sparse, (1–)3–5-flowered; pedicels (1–)2.5–3(–5) cm long, 0.8–1 mm diam. when fresh; calyx-lobes triangular, 4–5 mm long, acute, margins smooth; corolla white or tinged violet, with grey-violet veins, tube c. 3 mm long, lobes 10–12 mm long; anthers c. 2.5 mm long; ovary c. 8 mm long. Capsule c. 9 mm long. Flowers Jan.–Feb.

VAlp. Endemic on the Baw Baw Plateau in damp grassland and Sphagnum bogs.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Gentianaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Chionogentias bawbawensis L.G.Adams).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-09-10
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Gentianaceae
genus Gentianella
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Gentianella bawbawensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Gentianella bawbawensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
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Victorian Alps present native

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