Gentiana baeuerlenii L.G.Adams APNI*
Synonyms: Gentiana quadrifaria APNI*
Description: Annual herb 2–4 cm high, simple or sparsely branched, glabrous minutely scabrous above, smooth below; basal leafless portion ± absent.
Basal leaves usually 2-pairs, sessile, broad-ovate, to 8 mm long; cauline leaves 3–4 pairs, similar to lower leaves but smaller, 4–6 mm long.
Flowers 1–3 per plant. Calyx 4–5 mm long, 5-lobed; ribs narrow-winged; lobes 1–2.5 mm long. Corolla 5–8 mm long, greenish outside and whitish blue inside; lobes spreading. Stipe elongating to 5 mm in fruit.
Capsule 3.5 mm long.
Flowering: recorded October
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in damp places in short turf; near Bombala, very rare, possibly extinct.
Unknown, but presumed to be in damp places in short turf.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: L.G. Adams (1996)
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