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Euphrasia orthocheila
Family Orobanchaceae
Euphrasia orthocheila APNI*

Description: Erect annual herb 18–60 cm high, much-branched, hairy with short recurved white non-glandular hairs.

Upper stem leaves linear to lanceolate, mostly 6–8 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, margins usually with 1 or 2 pairs of teeth.

Racemes usually 15–40-flowered. Calyx 2.8–4.9 mm long, scabrous. Corolla 9.5–15 mm long, yellow; tube 5.4–8.5 mm long, glabrous at base. Stamen filaments usually glabrous; anthers 1.2–1.6 mm long, connectives hairy or sometimes glabrous.

Capsule 3.4–5.0 mm long, bristly in upper two-thirds.


Flowering: November–December

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist open situations north from Walcha districts and west to Mt Kaputar N.P., also at Orange and possibly in Sydney area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, ?CC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Both subspecies are probably extinct for much of their range.

Text by W. R. Barker
Taxon concept:

 Key to the subspecies 
1Inflorescence glandular hairysubsp. orthocheila
Inflorescence lacking glandular hairssubsp. peraspera

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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