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Euphrasia ciliolata W.R.Barker
Family Orobanchaceae
Euphrasia ciliolata W.R.Barker APNI*

Description: Erect annual herb 19–45 cm high, branches with short recurved white non-glandular hairs in 4 rows.

Upper stem leaves usually ovate to elliptic, sometimes oblong-elliptic, mostly 5.5–11 mm long and 2.4–4.5 mm wide, margins with 1–3 pairs of teeth.

Racemes ± lax, usually 16–26-flowered. Calyx 3.0–6.0 mm long, scabrous. Corolla 10.5–16.5 mm long, blue, or deep purple to mauve, occasionally midline of lower lip yellow; tube 6.0–9.8 mm long, glabrous at base. Stamen filaments usually glabrous, anthers 1.3–2.0 mm long, anterior connectives glabrous, others hairy.

Capsule 4.0–6.8 mm long, bristly in upper half.


Illustration
L. Elkan

Habit
Photo J. R. Hosking

Flower
Photo J. R. Hosking

Flowering: January–May.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in grassy sites or near bogs or swamps, and in subalpine woodland; chiefly in the Barrington Tops area, north to Deepwater.
NSW subdivisions: NT

Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable
AVH map***

Possibly extinct outside the Barrington and Gloucester Tops area.

Text by W. R. Barker
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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